Wood Construction

US housing industry calls on Biden administration to find remedies for skyrocketing lumber prices

Soaring lumber prices and chronic shortages are prompting key U.S. housing industry participants to call on the Biden administration [...]

Sharp recovery in UK softwood imports

  UK's softwood import volumes for 2020 see a three per cent rise against 2019 totals, after falling [...]

Considerable recovery in the European lumber market

  Until recently, the total annual consumption of softwood lumber in Europe has been steadily increasing and in 2019 [...]

Germany intensifies timber industry reform

  The German Ministry of Food and Agriculture's (BMEL) support programs for the modernization of the country's [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices surpass historical levels

    In late February, North America construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices surpassed a threshold that industry [...]

Austrian wood industry faces record softwood log prices

The Austrian wood industry has been severely impacted by the climate and corona crisis in 2020 which created difficult market [...]

Construction in Europe expected to return to pre-corona levels in 2023

Beyond all market influences seen in recent years, the effects of the corona crisis have now taken over within a [...]

German timber trade association threatens with lawsuit against lockdown

Before the federal-state consultations on the corona pandemic on March 3, the The German association for the timber trade [...]

2021 trends in global lumber markets

The strong North American lumber demand at the end of 2020 has continued at the beginning of 2021, and is [...]

UK’s timber supply chain impacted by Brexit, but industry still resilient

Difficulties with logistics and trading with Northern Ireland under new Brexit protocols are having impacts on an already tight timber [...]