Market Analysis

Sawn hardwood imports in the EU kept on going up in 2018

Total EU sawn hardwood imports were up 4% for the first nine months of 2018 at 1.62 million cu [...]

Sawmill industry in Austria forecast at record levels in 2018

Wood processing in Austria has benefited from the vibrant construction economy at home and abroad for more than 3 years [...]

The European Union calls on Ukraine to lift the moratorium on the export of roundwood

The European Union has called on Ukraine to lift the moratorium on the export of roundwood, as well as to [...]
December 21, 2018 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Japanese wood pellets imports set new record

Wood pellet imports in Japan reached a record 506,000 metric tons in 2017, and are expected to increase again [...]

Prices for logs in Estonia keep on growing in October 2018

    Roundwood prices in Estonia increased again in October 2018, similar to the rapid rise in prices [...]

Chinese wood products companies reroute to Vietnam as to avoid US tariffs

    The tariffs imposed on the imports of Chinese goods to the US have hit the target [...]

Global construction boom is most likely to have reached its peak in 2018

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), the peak has been reached in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will [...]

Prices for wood pellets in Germany rising considerably in December

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased as expected in December. The average price for a 6 tons (t [...]

Lumber prices in the US go down in December

    Trading in framing lumber limped toward the holidays, as buyers kept a low profile. Prices were [...]

Record-high values for Vietnamese wood products exports during 2018

    Vietnam’s wood and wood products exports reached a record high in the first 11 months [...]