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  • July 26, 2021 14:46

Increased demand for softwood lumber in the US and Asia to change the global trade flows

Softwood lumber has been in high demand in the US and Europe throughout 2021. The limited supply resulted in temporary price surges to record high levels during the spring, followed by substantial declines in early summer...... [more...]

  • July 28, 2021 13:08

OSB prices in US have increased sharply since the beginning of the year

The price of OSB has increased 510% since January 2020, exceeding the peak price increase in lumber by nearly 180 percentage points in the USA, as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) reported...... [more...]

  • July 28, 2021 10:43

The German wood price index for wood packaging increased in July

The monthly price index for sawn timber and wood-based materials for wooden packaging materials and pallets in Germany again increased predominantly in double digits in July... [more...]

  • July 28, 2021 15:46

Delta variety puts Vietnam and Indonesia into another lockdown

Due to the raging delta variety of the Corona virus that currently kills hundreds of citizens each day in Indonesia, the government as decided on another lockdown until August 2nd – so far. Only essential work is allowed. All other factories need to close in wide parts of the country such... [more...]

  • July 27, 2021 13:48

EU to plant 3 billion trees

Under the European Green Deal, the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 commits to planting at least 3 billion additional trees in the EU by 2030...... [more...]

  • July 23, 2021 15:36

Polish furniture and construction industry afraid to loose competitiveness

The Polish furniture and construction industry recognizes the global wood price dynamic a little less intense as other countries, yet, as domestic prices did not increase as much so far. But the currently existing balancing solution for that – the allowance for the national forsts to sell... [more...]

  • July 26, 2021 15:56

UPM reports strong Q2/2021

Finland's UPM posted a bigger-than-expected rise in second-quarter operating profit, after its pulp, timber and biofuels division put in its best performance yet....... [more...]

  • July 23, 2021 14:31

TUM uses AI to study the effects of forest fires

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) use artificial intelligence methods to estimate the long-term effects of increased forest fires on forest ecosystems. In their simulations, they show how Yellowstone National Park in the USA could develop by the end of the century.... [more...]

  • July 30, 2021 09:31

Russian log exports from January to May increased by 16.8% year-on-year

According to Russian customs statistics, from January to May 2021, Russian sawn timber exports were 7 million tons, down 4.2% year-on-year. In terms of total export value, sawn timber exports increased by 21.3% to US$2.1 billion... [more...]

  • July 26, 2021 11:33

US housing starts rise more than expected in June

New residential construction in the U.S. showed a substantial increase in the month of June...... [more...]

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