Market Analysis

North American lumber prices growth flat following historical highs

Prices of benchmark softwood lumber items, like standard grade #2&Btr R/L stayed mostly flat last week — particularly [...]

German woodworking machinery manufacturer cancels Ligna 2021 participation

Leading German woodworking machinery manufacturer Martin has cancelled its participation in this autumn’s Ligna exhibition due to uncertainty over [...]

Global demand for European sawn softwood sees sharp rise

Internationally, sawn softwood consumption is concentrated around 3 equivalent poles: Europe, Asia and North America. Demand is well oriented there [...]

China and Finland forced to find alternative sources for Russian roundwood

    Russia has been one of the largest roundwood traders globally for many years by exporting roughly [...]

Bark beetle damage in Europe could be significantly reduced due to favorable climatic factors

    If there is no large-scale drought in 2021, it will effectively reduce forest damage caused [...]

Vietnam’s wood products exports skyrocket in Jan.-Feb. 2021

    Vietnam exported over 2.4 billion U.S. dollars worth of wood and wood products in [...]

US housing industry calls on Biden administration to find remedies for skyrocketing lumber prices

Soaring lumber prices and chronic shortages are prompting key U.S. housing industry participants to call on the Biden administration [...]

Australian request to China to resume timber exports ignored by Beijing officials

Australia is bracing for a drawn-out disruption to its A$1.6 billion ($1.23 billion) annual timber trade [...]

2021 still full of challenges for the global container market

  The global shipping system is currently experiencing a unique and unexpected crisis. A series of unusual events triggered [...]