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  • January 25, 2021 14:44

Almost all softwood lumber prices flat in N. America

As mid-January 2021 came upon us, it seemed like supply and demand for softwood lumber and panel products reached an equilibrium. Almost all prices were flat, except the 2x8 sizes which dropped somewhat...... [more...]

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  • January 21, 2021 11:12

Vietnam's wood product exports rise 15.6% in Jan.-Nov. 2020

In November 2020, Vietnam’s wood and wood product (W&WP) exports were valued at US$1,236 billion, 3.5% less than that of October, but 20% higher compared to the same month of 2019...... [more...]

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  • January 21, 2021 10:19

EU tropical timber trade faces double dip recession

Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US$2.48 billion between January and October last year, 12% less than in 2019...... [more...]

Special Reports
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  • January 18, 2021 10:49

The French beech market analyzed by Claude Schnepf

Claude Schnepf heads Scierie et Caisserie de Steinbourg, one of the leaders in the beech market in France with 75,000 m3 processed annually, a capacity which will soon increase to 100,000 m3 thanks to a major investment program. The company exports 70% of its turnover outside the EU (€ 21m in 2019), mainly to China, a market that Claude Schnepf has known for 25 years...... [more...]

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  • January 18, 2021 10:22

Renewed signs of stress in the EU27 economy

A slight dip in EU27 tropical wood product imports in October is more worrying as it coincides with renewed signs of stress in the EU market in the last quarter of 2020...... [more...]

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  • January 06, 2021 07:52

Central/West Africa: Signs of orders recovering but prices easing

As businesses in importing countries adapt to working with the coronavirus risk trade has started to revive and some FOB price movements have been reported...... [more...]

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  • December 18, 2020 13:14

Prices of wood products start to rise in parts of Asia

The pandemic-caused container scarcitiy as well as the resulting increase of freight costs start showing their impact on the wood markets in Asia. But also other current effects are noticed. From the Fordaq network there comes information about several wood products whose prices... [more...]

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  • December 17, 2020 09:21

Indonesian plywood producers handle difficult market circumstances

Due to the container scarcity as well as a noticeable lack of orders from Europe Indonesian producers of premium plywood tend to focus more on the local market these days. So far this strategy enables them to maneuver the current situation while still... [more...]

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  • December 16, 2020 10:47

Malaysia: First half wood product exports better than expected

The Malaysia Timber Industry Board (MTIB) has reported on the export performance of the timber industry in the first half of the year to see the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on exports...... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • December 11, 2020 14:05

DACH: log and lumber prices follow demand upwards - at an individual pace

The strong local and global demand for sawn timber in the DACH region is largely responsible for the – partly long-awaited – increase in prices for roundwood. While increases in the high single-digit to low double-digit range are currently being reported for spruce from Schleswig-Holstein via Bavaria to Tyrol and... [more...]

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