Market Analysis

Largest German sawmills expected to rise production this year despite pandemic

    Last year, Germany’s biggest sawmills again raised their cutting volume. As to 2020, companies are [...]

BC forest industry faces wave of sawmills closures

Softwood lumber prices soared 75% in recent weeks – but that won’t bring closed mills back  As governments [...]

Russia plans to stimulate exports of wood pellets

The Russian government expects to reduce the amount of wood waste by stimulating exports of wood  pellets.    [...]

Vietnamese wood and wood products exports recover in June

Vietnam earned nearly 5 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood and wood-based products in the first half of [...]

European forests under sustained pressure, study says

No year since weather records began was as hot and dry as 2018. A first comprehensive analysis of the consequences [...]

Holmen becomes an important player in the CLT industry

On Thursday, July 16, Holmen announced the news that the Group has signed an agreement to acquire the family-owned [...]

SmartLam quadruples CLT production

SmartLam, the first commercial manufacturers of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the U.S., has officially opened its new production [...]

German spruce lumber puts pressure on Finnish and Russian exports to China

After February, a large volume of German spruce lumber was reported at the Chinese ports, with imports reaching approximately 340 [...]

African tropical timber exports driven down by pandemic

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has adversely affected West Africa’s export markets, imports, foreign investment, tourism and remittances [...]

Canada export of logs to Japan collapses, possible TPP violation

Log exports from Canada to Japan have dropped in recent months despite a side deal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership [...]