Market Analysis

N. American lumber prices year-end 2021: A brand-new market balance

The North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber market seems to have changed forever. Following the massive flooding and infrastructure [...]

New Zealand log prices hit by ‘perfect storm’

New Zealand log prices were at near record levels earlier in 2021, but last month sunk to lows not seen [...]

Top global lumber companies: large acquisitions and expansions continue

With lumber companies being flush with cash from record prices in 2020 and 2021, there continues to be several new [...]

Deforestation-risk countries’ ban proposal would significantly alter and extend EUTR obligations

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]

Trends in the Russian wood-based panels market

Good market dynamics exist in the Russian wood-based panels market, with a rise in plant investment projects there.  [...]

Canfor hardest-hit by US lumber duties

Canfor Corp. is bearing the brunt as new tariffs on softwood lumber exports into the United States come into effect [...]

China: Rising volumes and CIF prices for log imports

According to China Customs, log imports in the third quarter of 2021 totalled 48.4 million cubic metres valued at [...]

N. American lumber prices are back up 120% since summer

    When the North American lumber bubble popped this summer, economists and commodity traders alike pointed to [...]

UK’s sawn timber supply back to normal after nearly a year of record imports

    More than 3.32 million m3 of sawn timber and panel imports were imported into the [...]

Lithuanian timber exports to China blocked due to political dispute

China downgraded its diplomatic ties with the Baltic state and suspended consular services there after the Taiwanese Representative Office in [...]