Market Analysis

Many Chinese wood and furniture business to relocate factories to Indonesia

59 Chinese investors engaged in the wood and furniture business will relocate factories to Indonesia. The investors plan to relocate [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices going up

    The work stoppage on CN Rail ended - as of mid-day Tuesday - which was soon enough [...]

Falling spruce sawlog prices in Estonia, as bark beetle infestation puts prices under pressure

    The year 2019 is marked by falling roundwood prices in large parts of Central, Northern and [...]

Canfor announces 2 week shutdown for all its sawmills

    Canfor is shutting down all 10 of its sawmills currently operating in B.C. over Christmas [...]

B.C. mass timber suppliers see surging sales

As the B.C. commodity lumber sector shutters mills, the B.C. value-added sector serving mass timber construction is [...]

Market conditions for U.S. hardwood in the Chinese market improve

Recently, the weakness of the U.S. hardwood industry has not improved, and shipments to China of various types of [...]

IHC 2019: Hardwood industry marked by trade tensions and economic slowdown

On November 20-21 the 2019 edition of the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) took place in Berlin. The international meeting [...]

Germany: Sales of wood products rise 1Q-3Q 2019 despite challenges

After nine months, the German timber trade sector increase its sales across all assortments by 2.5%.    [...]

Falling prices for sawlogs in Finland

Prices for sawlogs in Finland continued the downward trend in October 2019. The average price for pine sawlogs was EUR [...]

U.S. can‘t show harm from Canadian softwood industry, NAFTA says

A joint NAFTA panel has given the United States three months to rethink its tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber [...]