Market Analysis

Lumber prices in the US go down in December

Demand for framing lumber was light in the first week of December. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and [...]

Russian lumber exports on the rise; log exports volumes descend

In January-October 2018, Russia increased its lumber exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics published [...]

Overview of the the current trends in the Chinese plywood market

There are around 5,500 major enterprises manufacturing plywood in China. The total production capacity of plywood by these enterprises [...]

Finnish lumber production soared during Q3/2018

Sawmill lumber production volumes in Finland rose to 2.7 million cubic meters in July-September, up by 3.8 [...]

Swedish sawmills seek new market segment in China

    China does not have a well-developed quality system with third-party controls like the Nordic [...]
December 12, 2018 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / China / Europe

EU imports of tropical sawnwood grow by 9% during Jan.-Sept. 2018

Despite a slow start to the year, EU imports of tropical sawnwood were 539,000 MT in the first nine [...]
December 12, 2018 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Softwood lumber prices in Austria go down during November

    In November, most softwood lumber assortments in Austria are on a declining price trend. The only [...]

Belarus exports of lumber keep on growing in the 3Q/2018

In the third quarter of this year, Belarusian exporters sold 859,000 m³ of lumber worth US $ 93.7 million [...]
December 12, 2018 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Central/West Africa: Dropping pressure on FOB tropical logs prices

Central/ West African producers report a slight easing of sawnwood and log FOB prices (Euro basis) being offered by buyers [...]

European imports of tropical logs recover this year

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered ground in the first nine months [...]