American red oak progresses in the European market

American hardwoods faced a very challenging market conditions that have emerged in the last 18 months.     [...]

EUTR and FLEGT cause market shifts in the tropical wood market

    The European timber trade regulation EUTR and the FLEGT agreement concluded with Indonesia are causing market [...]

COVID-19 disrupts growth in the European hardwood industry

    At the start of the year, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt [...]

Slowdown in US housing market probable, if lumber prices don’t fall

Homebuilder sentiment is at an all-time high, as city-dwellers seek out suburban homes during the coronavirus pandemic. But [...]

Sweden: Record volumes of damaged wood caused by the bark beetles

The spruce bark beetle has already done as much damage to Sweden’s forests so far this year as in [...]
September 28, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Hurricane Laura caused $1.6 billion in forestry, timber damages

    Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to [...]

LIGNA 2021 receives strong industry support despite the challenges of the COVID-19

Preparations for LIGNA '21 are already in full swing. The world's top international wood-industry trade show is enjoying [...]

WTO says that US’ tariffs on Chinese products break global trade rules

The World Trade Organization has ruled that tariffs the US imposed on Chinese goods in 2018, triggering a trade war [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices flatten

Most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities could level off or even start dropping, and that’s exactly what [...]