Swiss roundwood prices remain low despite boom in lumber

Swiss roundwood prices remain low despite boom in lumber
The Swiss wood market has been out of joint for months. Above all, the prices for lumber have practically exploded due to the high demand from the USA and China. Hardly any of this has reached Swiss forest owners.     From spring 2020 to May 2021, the price of lumber only knew one direction: upwards. If you paid 250 US dollars for one cubic meter of lumber on the US commodity exchange CME in April and May 2020, the price quadrupled to around 1000 US dollars in the five months that followed. Then in May of this ...

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