The downward trend in the Douglas fir market is now clearly confirmed. We can even speak of a serious drop in prices since the end of last spring. In the space of barely 6 months, demand has become almost sluggish on France's domestic market, in Europe and in major export markets. “Germany no longer buys Douglas fir, and the Belgian and Dutch buyers have disappeared,” Jean-Philippe Bazot, logger-sawyer and president of the France Douglas association, said recently. Internationally, timber trade fell sharply in the first half of the year (-20% over ...
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