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Russia’s lumber, plywood production falls sharply in Jan.-Oct. 2022

In the first ten months of 2022, Russia's lumber production totaled to 24.7 million m3, or 8.5 [...]

A look back at the general meeting of CEI-Bois

    The European Confederation of the Wood Industry ( CEI-Bois ) held its 2022 Winter General Assembly on [...]
November 30, 2022 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Germany: Producer price index for sawn softwood shows mixed developments

    According to the Federal Statistical Office, the German producer price indices for commercial products such as [...]

UK timber imports hit six-year low

Timber imports into the UK fell for a fourth consecutive month in August 2022, according to the latest Timber Development [...]

Finnish forest industry plans own Brussels office to defend its interests

The role of the European Union as a determinant for the operating environment of the forest industry is becoming even [...]
November 27, 2022 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Latvian sawmills reduce production; sawlog prices fall in October

    As a result of overproduction, Latvian timber prices have fallen slightly, perhaps temporarily. Average pulpwood prices [...]

China: Considerable rise in European spruce log inventories

Softwood log inventories at China’s main ocean ports totaled 3.72 million m3 on October 29th, 2022, a slight [...]

Warren Buffet’s investment company buys stake in Louisiana-Pacific

    In the course of the third quarter, the investment company Berkshire Hathaway, managed by Warren Buffett [...]

Emerging hardwood market challenges and opportunities in Europe

    The sawn hardwood trade in Europe experienced a period of unprecedented demand and good margins in [...]

Mixed developments in China-EU wood products trade

According to China Customs in the first nine months of 2022 China’s log imports fell 32% to 33 million [...]