Market Prices

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • September 22, 2020 11:24

Where's the French oak market heading this autumn?

The first autumn auctions in France have just been launched by France's Natonal Forest Office (ONF) in a general uncertain political-economic climate. This lack of prospects also concerns the timber market in France. This is one of the conclusions to be drawn from the auction of September 8, 2020 which was not held in Beaune (Côte d'Or), as usual, but in Châtenoy-le-Royal (Saône-et-Loire) due to Covid-19. The entire auction therefore took place entirely online without the physical presence of buyers and observers in the auction room...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 21, 2020 13:45

Germany: Stable pellet prices in September

The price for wood pellets in Germany remains stable in September, as reported by the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV)....... [more...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • September 21, 2020 12:42

N. American softwood lumber prices flatten as autumn comes on

Most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities could level off or even start dropping, and that’s exactly what has happened. Players and industry insiders say that supply is improving as sawmills are able to get more lumber production online, just as the usual seasonal drop in demand arrives.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 15, 2020 12:43

Swiss pellet price stable in September

In September, pellet prices in Switzerland are at the previous month's level. On average, they reach a value of CHF 350.8 / t (+ 0.1%). ...... [more...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • September 14, 2020 10:10

Growth in North American lumber prices slows

The unprecedented increases in North America construction framing softwood lumber prices seen so far during 2020 slowed somewhat last week. Normally by Labour Day customers have ordered... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • September 14, 2020 09:53

Particularly sharp fall in French tropical wood imports in May

France imports of tropical wood and wood furniture started the year quite strongly before falling very sharply in May. In June there were signs of a robust rebound...... [more...]

  • Special Reports
  • September 11, 2020 13:37

The global forest industry in Q2/2020

Sawlog prices fell in most of the major regions of the world in the 2Q/20. A strengthening US dollar, weaker log demand early in the quarter, and sufficient log supply in some markets contributed to the lower prices...... [more...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • September 07, 2020 11:37

North American softwood lumber prices continue to climb, demand tempers

While North American softwood lumber prices continued to climb last week, there was a palpable reduction in the enthusiasm of buyers. Normally by Labour Day end-users are well stocked up with the wood they need for ongoing building projects thus are not placing new orders for September or October delivery...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 04, 2020 11:03

Södra to raise price of NBSK

Södra Cell is increasing the price of its northern bleached softwood kraft (NBSK) pulp in Europe by...... [more...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • August 31, 2020 11:51

North American softwood lumber prices continue to rise

The latest North American housing market data indicates no stop to relentlessly rising softwood lumber prices any time soon. Currently, sawmills in Canada and the US simply can not keep up with ongoing very strong demand for house construction in both countries. ..... [more...]

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