Internationally, sawn softwood consumption is concentrated around 3 equivalent poles: Europe, Asia and North America. Demand is well oriented there. Despite the 2020 global pandemic, the latest available data also indicate an increase in global production: United States: + 3.8%, Russia: + 2.6%, Germany: + 2.6%. American consumption has always been based on national production and importation mainly from Canada. During the first lockdown, the closure of the Canadian (50%) and American (35%) sawmills led to a drop in availability on the US market, which came up against stronger demand than anticipated.   ...
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