Market Analysis

Rising construction sector improves French timber market

In France, the importers association Le Commerce du Bois reports that trade was buoyed by 2%-plus GDP growth last [...]

US lumber prices continue rising trend

    Framing lumber prices in the US have started to regain stability last week, after steep double [...]

Latvian Vika Wood expands sawmill production capacity

The Latvian wood-processing company Vika Wood has been recently granted a long-term loan of EUR 7.5 million [...]

EPA introduces new regulation for composite wood products

The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that as of June 1, 2018, all imported and domestically-produced composite wood panels [...]

Supply of Vietnamese eucalyptus plywood is running short

Supply of Vietnamese eucalyptus plywood for crating is getting tight so the distribution volume in Japan is dropping considerably, reports [...]

EU wants to establish a 32% share for renewable energy by 2030

On 27 June 2018, EU ambassadors endorsed the provisional agreement reached by the Bulgarian Presidency on the revision of the [...]

Sawmill industry in Germany predicts positive 2018 outlook, based on good results at the beginning of the year

    The German sawmill industry was able to conclude the year 2017 positively, while during the course [...]

Central/West Africa: Logs & sawnwood FOB price forecast to improve

Producers in West and Central Africa are generally optimistic that the present stable market conditions will be maintained through the [...]

Norbord reached highest profits among global wood-based panel manufacturer

Canadian panel manufacturer Norbord stood out once again among its peers recording the best performance figures for Q1/2018 period [...]

Plywood importers from EU discuss on FLEGT licensing

Asked about FLEGT licensed Indonesian plywood, many European importers say it had not had significant impact on their purchasing or [...]