Market Analysis

N. American lumber prices drop to 4-month lows as inflation hits DIY market

North American lumber futures fell as much as 8.4% to $870 per 1,000 board feet in Chicago on [...]

Fears that Russian birch reaches Europe through China

      UK's Timber Trade Federation has issued a new trade note on birch plywood [...]

Low wood pellet supplies hit Danish power giant

    Danish green energy company Orsted is building its coal stockpile in anticipation of burning more of [...]

Could Russia and China increase log and softwood lumber trade?

    Before the onset of the global financial crisis , Russia was China’s primary softwood log supplier [...]

New Zealand’s forestry sector hopes fumigation alternative will unlock Indian market

    New Zealand's forestry sector is hopeful exports to India will resume now the Environmental Protection [...]

Timber prices up 35% in Europe with further rises likely due to war pressure

    European market prices for certain timber products are up 35% as a result of the Ukraine [...]

FSC Russia to break relations with FSC International; starts own certification scheme

In March, the International Board of FSC International decided to suspend all Russian FSC trade certificates indefinitely. The decision comes [...]

European log and lumber supply to China expected to drop in the upcoming years

    Harvesting in Europe may have reached peak levels and reductions in softwood logs from Europe due [...]

Shortage of nails: German pallet industry fears production downtime

A report by the German Federal Association of Wooden Packaging, Pallets, Export Packaging (HPE) shows how intertwined the European and [...]

Current state of China’s log import market

While it appears that the upward pressure on shipping prices has abated, the China log demand has come off  from [...]