Market Analysis

Prospects of the German wood industry are deteriorating again

     The mood among companies in the German wood industry clouded over slightly in October against the [...]

China to ban imports of timber from Australia

    China has suspended imports of timber from the Australian state of Queensland, China's foreign ministry [...]

Outlook of the Finnish softwood lumber industry in 2020-21

Cooling of the Finnish economy could already be seen in autumn 2019. The Finnish economy has suffered seriously from the [...]

Canada to issue plywood dumping order against China

   The Canadian Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association (CHPVA) says it welcomes the Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA [...]

Outlook of the US softwood lumber market in 2020-21

   In 2021, softwood lumber mills will increase production to meet stronger expected demand.    Softwood lumber prices [...]

China’s sawnwood imports dropped sharply in H1/2020

   According to China Customs data, China imported 17 million cubic metres of sawnwood in the first half of [...]

Rising roundwood prices in Finland

    The average price for pine logs in Finland in September was 54.7 euros per cubic [...]

Estonian companies looking to buy sawn timber from Belarus

Timber processors in Estonia are looking into procuring sawn timber from Belarus. However, even though raw material is cheaper in [...]

EU tropical timber imports stronger than expected

Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US$1.98 [...]

Russia’s role as one of the world’s largest exporter of softwood log ended by export ban

   Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and could reach [...]