After February, a large volume of German spruce lumber was reported at the Chinese ports, with imports reaching approximately 340 thousand cubic meters up to May. The SF-grade German spruce market price of 1,650 yuan/m3 has a very big impact on Finnish spruce and Russian pine suppliers, mostly because the length specification is very responsive to market demand, and the sales are better. In Germany, sawlog prices have seen a steady decline since early 2018 from spruce bark beetle and storm wood availability – they had dropped by almost 50 ...
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