Market Analysis

COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability for wood pellet producers

    A pellet producer survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability. Most [...]

US lumber prices pushed higher by pandemic

Rising demand stemming from a surge of do-it-yourself projects from consumers working at home coupled with restricted supply [...]

German forests threatened by drought and bark beetle infestation

Despite the rain at the beginning of May it is not sufficient to replenish the water storage in the forests [...]

Estonian roundwood prices pick up in March

    The prices for roundwood in Estonia have mostly increased during March 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic [...]

Role of certification in EUTR disputed by European organizations

A point of difference amongst organisations providing feedback to the EU is the role of private sector certification systems like [...]

Eurozone construction activity falls to all-time low

The IHS Markit Eurozone Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 15.1 in April, a new record low which [...]

EU softwood lumber exports to China rise 30% in Q1/2020 despite pandemic

          Despite the coronavirus pandemic which first hit China and than [...]

US sawmills produce 4.2% more softwood lumber in Jan.-Feb. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first two months of 2020 produced 6.108 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

German timber companies significantly affected by the pandemic

Germany is being watched worldwide as the most successful large European country in halting the spread of the virus, thanks [...]

Germany: Pellet prices fall sharply in May

The price of wood pellets in Germany fell again in May and is now € 230.22 / t for a 6 [...]