Archives: 2023

North American lumber prices: Recent upsides could lead to spring peaks

North American lumber prices were slightly higher on November 17 but were not running away on the upside. Nearby [...]
November 30, 2023 Latest Trends

The current state and outlook for Swedish forest industry analyzed during panel discussion

The Timber Market panel discussion in Karlstad, Sweden organized by the industry organization Svenskt Trä (Swedish Wood), offered insights and [...]
November 30, 2023 Latest Trends

Czech Republic: Large sawmill production hampered by the market situation

One of the most important woodworking companies in the Czech Republic, the sawmill in Ptení in Prostějovsk was not [...]
November 30, 2023 Latest Trends

Moelven extends layoffs due to weak market

A further 50 employees at Moelven Byggmodul AB have been notified of redundancy. It can be added to the almost [...]
November 30, 2023 Latest Trends

West African timber producers face generally dull international demand

The overall West African producer sentiment is that markets are dull some experiencing low levels of activity. The Middle East [...]
November 30, 2023 Latest Trends

Boise Cascade to indefinitely curtail lumber production in Chapman, Alabama

Boise Cascade announced an indefinite curtailment of its lumber production in Chapman, AL. The curtailment will affect approximately 80 positions [...]
November 29, 2023 Latest Trends

Finland: The war in Gaza affects the export of lumber, uncertainty in the market

For Finland's lumber exports, the war in Gaza and especially the expansion of the conflict is a threat hanging [...]
November 29, 2023 Latest Trends

Tropical wood exporters already need to get prepared for EUDR

Issues surrounding implementation of EUDR featured heavily during the question-and-answer session with members of the Council that followed [...]
November 29, 2023 Latest Trends

Gazprombank buys IKEA stores owner’s in Russia

Gazprombank Group has agreed to buy IKEA owner Ingka Group's 14 MEGA shopping centres in Russia for an undisclosed [...]
November 29, 2023 Latest Trends

Interview: The current state of the Latvian wood industry

The Latvian wood industry has experienced very rapid changes after Russia's repeated invasion of Ukraine, is the wood industry [...]
November 28, 2023 Latest Trends