Special Reports

  • Special Reports
  • November 07, 2021 08:39

Tally Express reaches the 1 million Bundle measurement mark

TallyExpress, the app that captures hardwood end tallies in seconds by taking pictures with an Android smartphone, uses computer vision technology to measure each board in a bundle... ... [more...]

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  • November 03, 2021 12:20

Lumber prices head higher in US

Lumber prices are on the rise again as supply tightens, residential construction projects pick up, and the U.S. prepares to double a tariff on Canadian softwood...... [more...]

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  • October 15, 2021 21:47

ISC: Many market uncertainties but softwood demand will not stop

It has been another extraordinary year in the softwood market since the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held completely online for the first time in 2020. On October 14th 2021 the 69th edition went hybrid – welcoming 200 participants in Helsinki and further 100 online... [more...]

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  • October 13, 2021 21:42

CLT capacities and product innovations worldwide are far from over

At the Ligna Forum Digital, four industry experts discussed the prospects for CLT production and discussed the potential in technology, product development and sales markets for the increasingly popular wooden building elements. 3.5 million m3 / yr of CLT capacity is currently available globally and it will soon be possible to produce 5 million m3 / yr with 130 production lines worldwide... [more...]

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  • October 05, 2021 11:32

U.S. lumber prices on the rise again

Lumber futures have hit $628 per thousand board feet (mbf), the Wall Street Journal has reported. Prices are now up nearly 40% since late August and are almost as high as their pre-pandemic levels...... [more...]

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  • September 15, 2021 09:15

Demand for wood to surge in India by 2030

According to a recent report by International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO), there will be a substantial increase in wood consumption in India by 2030, exacerbating an existing shortfall between wood production and demand and increasing the country’s reliance on wood imports.... [more...]

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  • September 07, 2021 10:23

Vietnam: Suspension of production at local wood processing enterprises impacts exports

In the first seven months of this year Vietnam's wood and wood product (W&WP) exports earned US$9.6 billion, up 55% year-on-year. However, the suspension of production at local wood processing enterprises due to the COVID-19 pandemic is having effects on exports, according to the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFOREST). ..... [more...]

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  • August 23, 2021 10:14

Sharp rise in China log imports in H1/2021

According to China Customs, log imports in the first half of 2021 totalled 31.26 million cubic metres valued at US$5.265 billion (CIF), up 29% in volume and 48% in value...... [more...]

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  • June 17, 2021 13:35

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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  • June 17, 2021 09:54

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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