Market Analysis

N. American lumber prices sink further as homebuyers lose affordability

     North American lumber prices are spiraling as red-hot house prices and the rising cost of [...]

Top global softwood lumber producers

    In 2021, the 25 biggest softwood sawmills in the world produced more than 85 million m [...]

Decreasing US softwood lumber imports as shipments from Canada fall

From January to April, US import volumes fell by nearly 7% or 860,000 m³. This is the result of [...]

Lithuania plans timber export ban as sanctions cause raw material shortage

Due to the export of Lithuanian timber, the local industry is experiencing an increasing shortage and price of raw materials [...]

No sales market for Russian pellet exporters starting July

From July 10, the Russian wood pellet exports to Europe, the main market for Russian companies, will be completely stopped [...]

Skyrocketing wood prices in Japan due to Ukraine war

The war in Ukraine has inflated the cost of timber in Japan.    Russia’s retaliatory measures [...]

France: Considerable rise in lumber prices for Q1/2022

    As the below table shows, Q1/2022 prices for various lumber products in France have shown [...]

Strong demand in Finland’s timber market as imports collapse; wood prices will rise

Finland's wood market has begun to pick up in recent weeks. Purchase volumes and prices of wood have risen [...]

New Zealand log export prices at a low level in June

    June is historically the poorest performing month in the New Zealand export log market and this [...]

Global port congestion improves, freight rates will remain high

High freight costs, congestion at terminals, earlier peak seasons and due to strict Covid-19 lockdown measures have had a [...]