Archives: May 2022

Swedish forest industry continues to produce at a high rate; prices remain at high levels

    The Swedish forest industry is doing well. The production rate is strong, prices remain at high [...]

Current trends in the Canadian lumber market

Lumber prices have recently experienced a volatile 2021 amid supply chain challenges and booming downstream markets.     [...]

The European Parliament votes on the future of the forestry industry

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has taken a position on several proposals of great importance to the forest industry [...]

Finland: Many challenges can arise in replacing Russian wood

After the end of Russian wood imports, the Finnish forest industry will be looking for substitute wood mainly from Finland [...]

German pellet prices higher by 80% yoy

The war-related effects on energy policy can also be felt on the pellet market, where there is still no [...]

Homann Holzwerkstoffe buys stake in Egyptian wood-based panel producer

Homann Holzwerkstoffe GmbH acquired a qualified minority stake in wood-based panel producer Nile Wood SAE, based in Sadat, Egypt [...]

Mercer Mass Timber plans $50 million plant investment

Mercer Mass Timber LLC., a subsidiary of the Vancouver, British Columbia-based Mercer International Inc., a global producer of market [...]

Current softwood log inventories at Chinese ports

    Softwood log inventories at the China’s main ocean ports totaled 5.7 million m3 on [...]

N. America: Some lumber prices increase as inventory woes ease

While many North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber and panel prices stayed flat, others did rise a little bit [...]

Japan to offer financial aid to companies switching from imported to domestic lumber

    Japan's Forestry Agency plans to offer financial aid to companies switching from foreign to domestic [...]