Special Reports

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  • May 15, 2017 15:50

France: softwood lumber to finally benefit from the construction sector's success?

Are rising construction prices finally starting to reflect on the softwood lumber market? Some sawmill representatives would now be inclined to think so. At the latest timber auctions organized in the French Grand Est, a general trend seems to be following this direction... [more...]

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  • April 26, 2017 11:28

Overview of the US decision to impose countervailing duties on Canadian lumber

The United States' newly imposed duties on Canadian softwood lumber imports have created an entire wave of disapproval coming from the industry at the north of the border. Moreover, the US homebuilders believe that the decision would also harm the US consumers... [more...]

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  • April 11, 2017 08:53

France: ash and beech being affected by the increased freight tariffs

In the second quarter of the current year, trade on the French hardwood markets was mixed. The French oak continues to run with the wind, and the industry representatives do not see reasons why it should stop. In processed goods, virtually all products find ... [more...]

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  • April 05, 2017 14:15

Switzerland: uneven price dynamics at oak, ash and beech markets

Switzerland is no exception to the main trends currently observed in European timber markets. Oak prices continue to rise steadily, with the average increase being around 30% in two years... [more...]

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  • March 27, 2017 09:37

France: oak prices soar in early 2017

Since 2013, oak prices have been climbing in France. All forest and woodworking industry professionals are wondering how far up oak prices can go... [more...]

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  • March 01, 2017 11:05

European sawmills expand exports to China in 2016

After a slowdown in growth in 2015, mainly due to an overall slower pace in the Chinese economy and construction sector, 2016 marks an excellent year for the European sawmills on the Chinese market.... [more...]

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  • February 28, 2017 10:01

China's softwood lumber imports hit new record in 2016

China's softwood lumber imports hit a new record of 21.58 million cubic meters in 2016, up 24 percent from a year earlier, a strong rebound after a 1% decline in total imports in 2015 and a 4% increase in total imports in 2014... [more...]

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  • February 17, 2017 11:40

FSC disassociates from the Schweighofer Group

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has decided to revoke the Schweighofer Group’s probation status and disassociate from the group.... [more...]

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  • February 07, 2017 10:52

The Brexit aftermath: British softwood timber imports on a downward trend

The Brexit vote on June 23rd 2016 has lead to a downturn in UK's softwood timber imports during the third quarter of 2016 and October of the same year.... [more...]

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  • February 02, 2017 10:19

China's timber market expected to continue growth this year

The domestic timber market in China will continue to grow once with the commercial real estate boom in 2017 and the increasing timber demand... [more...]

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