Market Analysis

Canada: Lumber production falls sharply as production curtailments rise

    The recent lumber curtailments of major Canadian lumber producers, announced back in the fall and winter [...]

High stocks and weak demand cause falling timber prices in China

Timber stock levels in Zhangjiagang markets remained high throughout 2018. In November, stocks of okan, a main species imported, reached [...]

UK’s share of total EU imports of timber products falling

    There are significant shifts on-going in destinations for EU imports of timber products. After emerging [...]

Estonian sawlogs continue to rise at the beginning of 2019

    Roundwood prices in Estonia rose further in January 2019 from an already high level reported throughout [...]

Finland: Softwood lumber to China collapse in 2018

    The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world dropped by -6% during January - December 2018, as [...]

US lumber prices fall at the beginning of March

Weather conditions continued to thwart the US softwood lumber trading. Buyers and sellers in US acknowledged that they were tiring [...]

Italy: Production of woodworking machinery up by 9.5% in 2018

All economic variables analyzed by the Studies office of Acimall,  the Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association, indicate that [...]

EU imports of wood products rise by 5.1% in 2018

The total value of EU imports of wood products was 19.44 billion euro in 2018, 5.1% more than [...]

Brexit shakes the EU plywood market

    The destabilising effect of Brexit for the UK and Europe more widely is expected to grow [...]

Finland: Pine and spruce logs prices rise at the beginning of the year

In January 2019, the Finnish pine log stumpage price came up to EUR 60.0 per m3, and the spruce [...]