Market Prices

Booming trend in European log exports to China unlikely to continue

    European softwood logs were practically non-existent at Chinese ports five years ago. However, a combination [...]

North American lumber prices rise just over levels of 1 year ago

  As this unusual year slowly wound toward a close, there were some developments which will only add more [...]

No lumber shortages at the moment in Germany; price level again competitive

    In the first half of 2021, the German market for lumber was characterized by enormous price [...]

Lumber prices jump as storm blocks BC’s roads and rail

    Washed out roads and blocked rail tracks in Canada’s westernmost province are fueling a lumber [...]

Q3 profits drop sharply for North American lumber giants

    The combined net profits of the five largest publicly traded North American lumber producers (Canfor in [...]

European lumber exports to the United States rise sharply in Jan.-Sep. 2021

      US imports of lumber from Europe in the first nine months of the year [...]

Austria: Softwood log prices drop in November

Demand for spruce sawlogs is subdued and prices are under pressure. The situation is different with hardwood: Here both demand [...]

Russia: Wood prices expected to decline by 20%

In Russia, a 20% decline in wood prices and a new rise in prices in April-May 2022 are predicted [...]

Congestion at Chinese ports puts high pressure on log exports

The cost of shipping wood to China has almost trippled since January — the result of Covid, increased fuel prices and [...]

Prices for wood are slowly stabilizing in the Netherlands

The sharply rising raw material prices in the Dutch construction sector are not over yet, but there are bright spots [...]