Special Reports

  • Special Reports
  • September 15, 2021 09:15

Demand for wood to surge in India by 2030

According to a recent report by International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), there will be a substantial increase in wood consumption in India by 2030, exacerbating an existing shortfall between wood production and demand and increasing the country’s reliance on wood imports.... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • September 07, 2021 10:23

Vietnam: Suspension of production at local wood processing enterprises impacts exports

In the first seven months of this year Vietnam's wood and wood product (W&WP) exports earned US$9.6 billion, up 55% year-on-year. However, the suspension of production at local wood processing enterprises due to the COVID-19 pandemic is having effects on exports, according to the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFOREST). ..... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • August 23, 2021 10:14

Sharp rise in China log imports in H1/2021

According to China Customs, log imports in the first half of 2021 totalled 31.26 million cubic metres valued at US$5.265 billion (CIF), up 29% in volume and 48% in value...... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • June 17, 2021 13:35

France: Boom in demand for sawn softwood

As long as it lasts! In the softwood forests of eastern France, sawyers are crossing their fingers because the sawnwood markets are enjoying unprecedented enthusiasm...... [more...]

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  • June 17, 2021 09:54

DACH region: quadrupled prices and contracts for 24 hours

Within the DACH region softwood lumber prices in June are still on the rise due to the high demand in China and USA but also within Europe for construction. Many countries are promoting wooden buildings for climate reasons. Sawmills are at limit, struggeling to get logs and can not expand... [more...]

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  • June 16, 2021 09:14

US lumber prices come crashing down

For the past 16 days US future prices for lumber have been declining and deliveries further in the future are heading in only 1 direction, downwards. July deliveries are now at 1010 USD coming down from a record 1.711 USD in May...... [more...]

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  • June 14, 2021 09:12

US lumber futures fall 18%

US lumber futures fell 18% last week in the biggest weekly decline for most-active futures in records going back to 1986, as analysts say buyers are balking at still historically high prices..... [more...]

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  • June 11, 2021 15:19

China: Log import prices rising high this year

For the Chinese timber import market, the start of 2021 can be described as spectacular. The prices of most wood species have shown a state of skyrocketing. This is quite rare in recent years, especially for prices of imported European spruce and New Zealand radiata pine logs, which have increased to a record high...... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • May 25, 2021 13:06

US to increase tariffs on softwood lumber imports from Canada

The U.S. Commerce Department is taking steps to increase preliminary tariffs on softwood lumber imports from Canada...... [more...]

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  • May 14, 2021 05:45

High US demand for European lumber

Unrelenting building demand, the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, amongst other things, has kept U.S. sawmills from being able to catch up with that unabated demand...... [more...]

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