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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...]

US sawn tropical hardwood imports rise

US imports of sawn tropical hardwood rose by 5% by volume in May. The 9,931 cubic metres imported in May was the highest monthly volume so far this year...... [more...]

Vietnam’s forestry and timber industry – solid growth in the first 6 months

According to Vietnam Forestry Administration (VNFOREST) in the first 6 months of 2021 about 658 million seedlings of all planting species have been propagated to meet the national planting target defined for 2021...... [more...]

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...]

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...]

Canfor to curtail production at Canadian sawmills due to extreme wildfire conditions

Canfor Corp. says it is curtailing production capacity at its Canadian sawmills beginning Monday as a result of extreme wildfire conditions in Western Canada...... [more...]

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...]

Encouraging signs for European furniture sector

The global significance of the European furniture sector, and some positive signs for the sector after the turmoil caused by the COVID pandemic, are highlighted in recent reports in World Furniture, the trade journal of CSIL, the Milan-based furniture market research organisation...... [more...]

Raute reports increades net sales in the first half of 2021

Raute‘s net sales in the first half of the year increased by 25% to 60.2 million €, compared to the first half of 2020. The order intake was 95 million €, of which 65 million € were generated in the second quarter. The net sales in the second quarter were 35.5 million €. Despite the... [more...]

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...]

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France: Boom in demand for sawn softwood

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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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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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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