• Market Prices
  • March 27, 2017 12:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 12, 2017

While lagging the pace of the February run, trading in framing lumber picked up, giving mills enough business to extend order files and raise prices. Trading in Southern Pine, a laggard in recent weeks compared to other species, kicked into a higher gear.... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • 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...]

  • Forestry
  • March 23, 2017 13:37

UK conference calls for step change in hardwood marketing

To end years of decline in UK hardwood consumption, a radical step change is required to improve two-way communication between the hardwood trade and key enduser and specifier groups, including product designers, architects, manufacturers, building contractors and retailers... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 22, 2017 12:15

New Zealand's log export prices up sharply in February

The export prices for New Zealand logs increased for every grade. The average wharf gate price for unpruned A-grade logs advanced to $128 a tonne in February 2017.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 21, 2017 13:09

Austria: pellet price up y-o-y in March 2017

Enplus A1 wood pellets' price in Austria got to an average of EUR 240.1 per tonne, or 4.90 Cent per kWh in March 2017... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 21, 2017 10:01

Vietnam wood products exports expected to rise in 2017

Vietnam's wood and wood products exports are forecast to reach $8 billion in 2017, up from $7.3 billion last year.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 21, 2017 07:17

Germany: Stable wood pellets price in March

As the cold weather continues, it leads to a persistently high demand for wood pellets. Thus, the price of EN plus wood pellets rose by 0.7% during March 2017, as compared to February, reaching EUR 255.18/tonne... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • March 20, 2017 15:39

UK's timber imports at highest level in 9 years

UK's imports of timber and panel products are at their highest level for the last 9 years. The provisional amounted to a volume of 9.8 million cubic metres of the main timber and panel products in 2016... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • March 20, 2017 07:39

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 11, 2017

Trading in framing lumber perked up Wednesday, putting a halt to skidding or drifting prices in most species. Follow-through Thursday was mixed, but generally enough to encourage sellers. The major exception was Southern Pine, as a perception of an imbalance in supply and demand took hold. ... [more...]

Wood Construction
  • Wood Construction
  • March 17, 2017 12:45

Production in construction down by 2.3% in euro area

In January 2017 compared with December 2016, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 2.3% in the euro area (EA19) and by 1.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat... [more...]

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