Sawmilling

Global lumber trade trends: US imports high, contrary to China, Japan and MENA

Softwood lumber imports to the US were up 4.5% y-o-y in 2020, contrary to most other regions [...]

New Zealand log export prices to China continue to rise

The CFR prices for New Zealand pine logs in China has increased approximately 5 USD over the last month and [...]

Metsä to start construction of its new sawmill in Finland

Metsä Fibre is building the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma, Finland. The construction work began in May 2020 [...]

Chinese imports of wood products to be significantly altered starting 2022

    China is the world’s largest importer of softwood and hardwood logs, and for many decades [...]

Germany: Massive exports to the US cause short supply and rising wood prices

    The price of furniture and lumber in Germany has been rising for months. There are also [...]

Austrian timber prices continue to rise

The positive trend in the Austrian construction industry continues. The demand for all sawn timber ranges currently exceeds the supply [...]

UPM Timber cuts 43 jobs

    UPM Timber has completed the employee consultation process started in early February on its plans to [...]

Moody’s: Most wood product prices to reach peak level in 2021

The outlook for the global forest products industry remains positive, said Moody’s Investors Service.    The [...]

US wood product manufacturers producing at pre-crisis levels

    Despite the many challenges presented by the pandemic, US wood products manufacturers are responding to the [...]

Södra to invest in new CLT facility in Värö, Sweden

Södra is investing in a new facility that will increase the production capacity of timber frames ten-fold.  [...]