Market Analysis

Global shortage of wood products may become worse

Although the temporary blockade of the Suez Canal last month interrupted global trade, the supply chain problems have become more [...]

Global wooden pallet prices hit record highs

    Pallet prices have hit record highs, according to a U.S. Labor Department index, and European [...]

No relief in sight for high lumber prices, conference concludes

It’s been just over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Canada. Since then, almost every aspect [...]

Professor develops method to predict future lumber price changes

At a time when lumber prices are skyrocketing, an Oregon State University researcher has developed a new way to predict [...]

Canada has new ways to pressure US over softwood lumber duties

Canadian officials have new leverage as they urge Washington to negotiate a solution to the long-standing dispute over U [...]

Lack of raw materials threaten wood prices in Vietnam

As global supply chains were affected by the Suez Canal incident, the supply issues for raw materials for Vietnam’s [...]

European sawmill industry could benefit on the long term from the Covid-19 pandemic

  When in late February 2020 it became apparent that the Covid-19 virus would wreak havoc not just [...]

Europe: Pellet demand to grow by 30-40% over the next five years

    The forecasted growth in wood pellet production in Europe will increase competition for wood fiber and [...]

Considerable rise in Brazilian wood product exports

In February 2021 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 30.5% in value compared to [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices develop uneven

    It was an uneven lumber market for the week ending March 26 as print prices came [...]