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Sep 2018

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 36, 2018

Framing lumber traders who had anticipated a stronger pace of sales coming out of the Labor Day holiday were disappointed. Sales of dimension and studs were slow across North America [More... ]

Minimal logging activity in Tyrol

In August, the price for spruce sawlogs quality class B/C (85.75 € / m³, + 1.24%) slightly increased in Tyrol, but with a very low evaluation basis of only 1.093 m³. [More... ]

Germany: Price of wood pellets increases slightly in September

In September, the price of wood pellets in Germany increased slightly. Compared to the previous month, ENplus A1 certified wood pellets cost 1.4% more [More... ]

Aug 2018

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 32, 2018

The plunge in framing lumber prices was unabated, but another round of steep discounting drew in more inquiries and orders compared with recent weeks. Traders sensed that customers were more comfortable with lower prices, while the need for some buyers to replenish was evident after weeks on the sidelines [More... ]

Prices of Austrian wood pellets stable in August

In August, the price of wood pellets in Austria kept stable as compared to July. The average price of ENplusA1 wood pellets has only increased slightly and currently stands at [More... ]

Jul 2018

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 26, 2017

Many framing lumber prices showed more stability after steep double-digit losses the previous two weeks. However, while some prices firmed, and even bounced off a bottom, a number of trends continued to point downward. [More... ]

Germany: Prices for wood packaging continue to rise

The German Association of Wood Packaging, Pallets and Export Packaging (HPE) price index shows that solid wood and wood-based materials for the production of pallets and wood packaging continued to increase [More... ]

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets stable in July

Following two months of price stability from May to June, the retail prices for pellets in Switzerland remained largely stable in July [More... ]

Spruce logs prices fell sharply in Tyrol

In June, the reported log volumes in the Tyrolean non-state forest were very low. Due to the storm and the bark beetle infestation, hardly any fresh wood comes onto the market [More... ]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 29, 2018

A decidedly bearish tone pervaded framing lumber markets, as downside price pressure intensified. Deep double-digit cuts not seen in more than a year developed, while failing to draw in much buying [More... ]

Jun 2018

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 22, 2018

A second muted week of trading since the U.S. holiday generated cracks in prices of framing lumber. Still fortified with order files of at least one to two weeks on many items, producers gave ground grudgingly. [More... ]

Spruce roundwood prices on the rise in Tyrol

Despite the still to be processed storm and beetle wood large quantities in different parts of Austria and the amounts of wood that comes from the German storm affected areas to Austria [More... ]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 23, 2018

A third straight week of slack framing lumber sales prompted producers to take a more aggressive approach to trading. Coast dry framing mills were on the leading edge of what traders noted was looking more and more like a “June swoon,” [More... ]

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets stabilizes in June

In June, the price for ENplus A1 wood pellets dropped by more than the seasonally low April and May. The average price for pellets went down to [More... ]

Germany: Price of wood pellets continued to drop in June

The price of wood pellets in Germany declined again in June, as the survey of German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV) shows [More... ]

Germany: Price of wood products slightly rising in May

In May 2018, the producer prices for commercial wood products continued to rise slightly in Germany. Almost half of the figures are unchanged compared to April, only wood chips and pellets have fallen slightly [More... ]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 25, 2018

Prices of framing lumber continued to plummet, but in some cases the drops drew in buyers. The stronger level of activity was most noticeable in Western S-P-F and Coast species [More... ]

May 2018

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 16, 2018

Trading of framing lumber hit a higher gear by midweek, and producers reacted with a firmer stance and higher quotes. Spring weather breaking out across the continent was a major factor. [More... ]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 17, 2018

A supply-driven framing lumber market accelerated amid a decided increase in seasonal demand. This sent prices soaring in all species, with many setting all-time highs [More... ]

Spruce in Tyrol slightly more expensive in May

In April, the prices for spruce sawlogs in Tyrol rose slightly. Poorer qualities are under pressure in the wake of the high number of beetle attacks in northern Austria [More... ]

Germany: Producer prices for wood products continued to rise in March

In March 2018, all values ​​listed in the German producer price index for wood products are higher than in the previous year. In the short-term comparison with February 2018, this only applies to a good half of the values [More... ]

Switzerland: Lower prices for wood pellets in May

In May, the prices for wood pellets of ENplus quality fell significantly. The average price for wood pellets (delivery quantity 3-8 t) is 356.80 CHF / t. [More... ]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 19, 2018

Framing lumber prices in the US reached further record-highs during last week, as robust seasonal demand overwhelmed supplies. Steep double-digit price hikes were the rule in all species [More... ]

Oak logs prices booming in France

Oak has become priceless in France! This statement may seem exaggerated but the examination of the auction results for the first five months of 2018 leaves no doubts about the current state of the oak market in France. Year-on-year and on average (see table 1), the price increase of logs reached 25%, exceeding 50% over two years [More... ]

Austria: Price of wood pellets down in May

In May, as in Germany and Switzerland, pellet prices fell as expected in Austria. The average retail price for wood pellets of quality ENplus A1 (delivery quantity 6t) is currently [More... ]