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New Zealand log export prices face high shipping costs, despite booming China demand

    International log prices are at record levels due to strong demand from China as other supply [...]

France’s wood industry welcomes government’s plan to boost industry

France’s wood sector has welcomed the government’s move to update a strategic contract for the industry to bring [...]

Ligna cancels this year’s event

    Perhaps it was to be expected that given the pandemic situation and the knock-on travel [...]

European parquet markets see accelerated rise, but face low availability of raw materials

The European parquet markets had generally slowly started the year with stable to slightly increasing consumption in January and February [...]

North American softwood lumber prices reach incredible highs

    Shock and disbelief resonated throughout the North American forest products industry as solid wood construction framing [...]

Germany: Massive exports to the US put pressure on domestic wood prices

The German wood market is divided into two parts. While wood prices are only rising very slowly for German forest [...]

Changing trends in China’s softwood lumber import market

    According to the statistics released by China Customs, China’s import volume of softwood lumber decreased [...]

Global sawlog prices rising on an upward trend

Global sawlog prices are on an upward trend as lumber consumption has surged in many parts of the world.  [...]

Forecast: Finland’s exports and prices of sawn timber expected to rise this year

The Finnish forest industry will be bouncing out of the coronavirus crisis this year and next, as the economies of [...]

Record rise in N. American lumber prices will not ease in the near future

    US prices for all categories of lumber break records as futures prices surge with no relief [...]