Market Analysis

Canada: Softwood lumber industry caught between trade disputes and climate change

      The Canadian softwood lumber industry has to handle two of the biggest challenges in [...]

Global sawlog prices on a downward trend in Q1/2019

The global flow of softwood logs from countries with a surplus of wood raw material to regions with tight, or [...]

Overview of the Russian wood-based panel market

    Russian wood-based panels consumption raised to historic records of 12.9 million m3 (12% year [...]

Chinese companies seeking alternatives to US timber

At present, Chinese companies have been able to absorb the increased tariff levels on imported US timber raw materials but [...]

Tropical wood trade in EU strong this year

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first quarter this year compared to the [...]

Sharp fall in US lumber prices

    Mills idled by wildfires in Western Canada and expectations that more market- or resource-related shutdowns [...]

Ligna 2019 attracted more than 90,000 visitors

The five-day LIGNA 2019 closed on an impressive note. The world's leading trade fair for woodworking and wood [...]

China: Boom in timber delivered via railway

    How will the competition between railway transported timber and port timber affect the market structure in [...]

Metsä’s plans for a new pine sawmill in Finland ongoing

    Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has awarded ÅF Pöyry with the pre-engineering assignment [...]

China pays higher prices for softwood lumber imports

    Average price for imported softwood lumber in China in April was $180 per m3, a decline [...]