Sawmilling

West Fraser’s CEO sees homebuilding going strong for years

    Strong homebuilding activity in North America will mean tight wood supply and demand for several more [...]

Evolution of Sweden’s forest industry companies in the pandemic year

    The Swedish forest industry companies' quarterly reports for the third quarter of the year have been [...]

Good Chinese demand for New Zealand logs; prices on the rise

    Domestic demand for New Zealand logs and sawn timber remains strong with domestic sales of sawn [...]

China container shortage causes freight rates to more than double

The recovery in China's manufacturing activity after the Covid-19 lockdown has surged progressively and after a halt caused [...]

Market consequences of West Fraser’s acquisition of Norbord

    West Fraser Timber Company, a leading supplier of lumber and other wood products extensively used in [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices recover as demand improves

It’s unbelievable for this time of year and if someone had predicted it a month ago they would have [...]

Log and lumber demand in India expected to recover starting December

Manufacturing and construction has remained quiet in India until late November due to the Diwali festival. Economists suggest this may [...]

U.S. DoC reduces tariffs for Canadian lumber producers

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday reduced its penalties against imports of Canadian lumber, primarily from B.C [...]

China: Upward trend in purchase prices of European spruce logs

Softwood log inventory in China has reduced by approximately 17% over the last month to 3.6m m3.   [...]

Roundwood prices in Finland rise in September

The average price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 55.2 per cubic metre, and the price for spruce [...]