Europe

Strong demand in Finland’s timber market as imports collapse; wood prices will rise

Finland's wood market has begun to pick up in recent weeks. Purchase volumes and prices of wood have risen [...]

Global port congestion improves, freight rates will remain high

High freight costs, congestion at terminals, earlier peak seasons and due to strict Covid-19 lockdown measures have had a [...]

Some sawmills in Russia expected to curtail production from July

The decline in export volumes due to EU sanctions against the backdrop of rising transportation tariffs and a stronger ruble [...]

Ponsse to adjust operations: “Russian market too big to replace”

Finnish forest machine manufacturer Ponsse will start personnel negotiations next week.    The negotiations will focus on [...]

Rebound in China’s log imports expected from August

Generally, in June there is a supply and demand imbalance in China as the seasonal demand drops during the Chinese [...]

Softwood prices reach unprecedented highs in France

  Sawmill owners and loggers in France have never seen this! The prices of fir logs and especially those [...]

Spruce log prices in Germany continue to rise

In March 2022, the German producer price indices for spruce continued their almost uninterrupted upward trend since March 2021.  [...]

Sonae Arauco inaugurates particleboard plant in Germany

Sonae Arauco officially inaugurated its state-of-the-art particleboard plant the Beeskow. Although the plant started operations in July [...]

Negative sentiment remains among Russian timber market participants

On the Russian timber market, predominantly negative sentiment remains among market participants, which is reflected in weak business activity and [...]

China’s demand for logs depends on lockdown easing; but hopes are high from August

China softwood log inventory has risen steadily to 5.6m. Considering significant parts of China have been in lockdown, log [...]