Archives: October 2022

China: Softwood log demand and prices low; spruce imports from Europe down sharply

China softwood log inventory remains below the 4m m3 despite China having the Golden Week holiday at the start of [...]

Price of birch wood rising sharply in Finland

    The halt in Russian imports has pushed up the price of birch wood in Finland, which [...]

Wood prices expected to continue to rise in Latvia

Currently, there is a shortage of wood and especially pellets in Europe. And at least not yet, it is not [...]

Softwood log prices continue fall in Germany

The German producer price indices for spruce partially stopped their upward trend in August 2022. On average the index for [...]

N. American sawmills to cut production in bid to lift lumber prices

    A string of sawmill curtailments has buoyed lumber prices amid a flood of dismal housing data [...]

Russian plywood mills continue to reduce capacity utilization

    Exports of plywood from Russia without the ability to ship to Europe in July-August 2022 [...]

Ireland: Falling timber prices in Q3/2022

Economic uncertainty due to the war in Ukraine and a decline in consumer confidence is impacting on timber prices in [...]

Finland: Fall in log prices in September

    Timber trade in Finland continued brisk in September, with the total volume five per cent higher [...]

Brazil, Uruguary wood chip exports rise, Chile shipments decline

Eucalyptus plantations in Latin America are a significant supply source to pulpmills in China and Japan. However, the Latin American [...]

Interfor announces temporary Q4 production curtailments

Interfor Corporation has announced plans to reduce its lumber production output in the fourth quarter of 2022 by approximately 200 [...]