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  • December 15, 2014 10:03

    Softwood log prices start to decline in France

    With the weak construction sector in France, and despite the obvious lack of wood in forests in the Hexagon, the decline in French softwood log prices has begun. The recent auctions organized in the fourth quarter this year already confirm this trend... [more...]

  • December 04, 2014 16:01

    Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger reign over the Romanian timber market

    In Romania, the three Austrian companies achieved cumulated business of over EUR 1 billion in 2013, a double amount as compared to 2009... [more...]

  • November 25, 2014 10:09

    Falling lumber prices in US

    In a very sluggish European context, softwood sawmills in the Euro zone (including British) would have liked to see in the US market a few glimmers of hope, just to pass a difficult winter ahead. Unfortunately, the latest figures are not so good, showing a falling US lumber market... [more...]

  • November 11, 2014 11:17

    International Softwood Conference: The current state of the European sawmilling industry

    On 16 and 17 October the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held in Berlin. Worldwide experts analyzed the wood markets around the globe. In the following, you can see the first part of this analysis related to the European lumber markets... [more...]

  • November 07, 2014 09:46

    US: Massive log exports to China boom prices and profits

    In northwestern United States, logging activity is in full mode in the forests of Douglas fir and hemlocks. ''Logging companies are operating at full capacity,' says Garett Weaver of the Oregon Loggers Association. If you want to find the reason for this situation, you have to look towards Asia. [more...]

  • October 31, 2014 09:48

    UK's timber sector reports record number of orders and booming profits

    The UK timber sector registered a record number of orders last year, with some organisations doubling their business. Data shows that some members had seen sales increase as much as 163% and by 84% in the last three months... [more...]

  • October 24, 2014 08:10

    Comment: New EU energy deal to make Europe dependent on wood pellet imports

    The new EU energy deal agreed last night has set some ambitious targets. A 27% quota for renewable energy will further make wood pellets an increasingly important source of energy. However, the ability of the EU countries to satisfy internal demand will not be able to keep up the pace with the expected 4-6 time rise in consumption, and will make Europe more and more dependent on imports, especially from the United States... [more...]

  • October 14, 2014 12:38

    France: Sawyers face problems as softwood log prices are increasing

    The fall-winter softwood auction campaign organized by ONF (France's National Office of Forests) in France was launched on highly dynamic bases. French sawmills face increasing supply problems, which are particularly noticeable in the mountains of the east and especially in Jura region. For example, the auction organized in Champagnole on September 17 resulted in only 2% unsold volume and a new quarterly price increase... [more...]

  • October 08, 2014 12:12

    France: Rising hardwood prices in autumn auctions

    This autumn, hardwood auctions in France reveal strong sales and rising prices. For example, at an auction organized in Beaune (Côte d'Or) on September 16, 99% of the volumes auctioned (30,000 m3) were sold. According to ONF (France’s National Office of Forests), the average increase over the year was of 19%... [more...]

  • September 24, 2014 16:01

    Price of wood pellets sees no improvements in Central and Western Europe

    The price evolution of wood pellets in Central and Western Europe has been ascending throughout the whole 2013, with few exceptions. From January to December 2013, the average pellet price has increased by 9 percent in Germany, 6 percent in Austria and... [more...]