Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • July 17, 2018 10:04

France: too much softwood in the east?

At the beginning of the summer of 2018, the French softwood market is characterized by two very different situations. On the one hand, the sawnwood market confirms its favourable position, which was observed in the last quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the roundwood market gets stagnant, resulting in lower demand and lower log prices in the French east... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 16, 2018 14:48

Western US sawmills produce 8.8% more lumber in January-May 2018

Sawmills in the Western U.S. produced 6.177 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2018, a gain of 8.8% from 5.677 bbf a year earlier... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 16, 2018 14:05

US hardwood plywood imports from Vietnam on the rise

Hardwood plywood imports from Vietnam triple Hardwood plywood imports grew in April but year-to-date imports were significantly lower than in April 2017... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 16, 2018 13:02

Strong performance for the European pulp and paper industry in 2017

CEPI, the European association representing the pulp and paper industry, released its annual market and industry review for 2017 which confirms, despite a challenging global environment, the strong performance of industry in Europe... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 16, 2018 10:32

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 28, 2018

Trading in framing lumber picked up only modestly from the previous holiday-distracted week. Sales were most liquid early on, with an annual industry gathering in Coeur d’Alene... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 16, 2018 08:53

Setra reports growth in profit for first half of year

Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK 233 million (90) for the first half of 2018. Net sales totalled SEK 2,359 million (2,082)... [more...]

  • Pulp and Paper
  • July 16, 2018 08:38

Russia: pulp exports up in Jan-May 2018

In January-May 2018, Russian pulp exports increased year-on-year, indicate the statistics... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 13, 2018 13:10

Rising optimism in Danish timber trade

According to the Danish Timber Trade Federation, Denmark is enjoying 2% annual GDP growth and its construction sector is optimistic again after several years of crisis. The timber sector is benefitting accordingly with a rise in both import and consumption of wood products, both from within and outside the EU... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 13, 2018 09:15

Russia: plywood exports 10.4% up in Jan-May 2018

In January-May 2018, Russia increased its plywood exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics ... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 13, 2018 09:08

Russia: lumber export value 17.8% up in Jan-Apr 2018

In January-May 2018, Russia increased its sawn timber exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics ... [more...]

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