Market Analysis

Some sawmills in Russia expected to curtail production from July

The decline in export volumes due to EU sanctions against the backdrop of rising transportation tariffs and a stronger ruble [...]

Rebound in China’s log imports expected from August

Generally, in June there is a supply and demand imbalance in China as the seasonal demand drops during the Chinese [...]

BC’s forestry sector dealing with challenges amid inflation, interest rate hikes

“It’s been an incredible period of volatility and uncertainty in our world and markets,”    That [...]

Softwood prices reach unprecedented highs in France

  Sawmill owners and loggers in France have never seen this! The prices of fir logs and especially those [...]

Spruce log prices in Germany continue to rise

In March 2022, the German producer price indices for spruce continued their almost uninterrupted upward trend since March 2021.  [...]

Negative sentiment remains among Russian timber market participants

On the Russian timber market, predominantly negative sentiment remains among market participants, which is reflected in weak business activity and [...]

China’s demand for logs depends on lockdown easing; but hopes are high from August

China softwood log inventory has risen steadily to 5.6m. Considering significant parts of China have been in lockdown, log [...]

North American lumber slumps to seven-month lows as housing market bears brunt

North American lumber futures are toppling to levels not seen since November amid fears of a softening housing market and [...]

India: Current trends in the log import market

    About nine bulk shipments of logs are expected in Kandla port in June; five from Uruguay [...]

EU tropical wood import value at highest level for a decade

    In the first three months of this year, the value of EU imports of tropical wood [...]