Wood and wood product exports from Vietnam is 20% down in 2023

Created on 04 December 2023
Wood and wood product export from Vietnam during the first 10 months of the current year is estimated at US$10.8 billion, which is 20% less than the figure of the same period in 2022. The key reason of this situation is the lack of orders from main markets. This trend has been major since the end of 2022 and lasting through the first months of the current year.

Construction is up by 0.5% in the EU and by 0.4% in the euro area

Created on 04 November 2023
In September 2023 comparing to August 2023, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector went up by 0.4% in the euro area and by 0.5% the EU, in accordance with the first data from Eurostat. In August 2023, production in construction decreased by 1.1% in the euro area and by 0.8% in the EU. In September 2023 compared with September 2022, production in construction fell by 0.3% in the euro area and grew by 0.1% in the EU. 

Canadian lumber production keeps dropping

Created on 23 August 2023
According to Statistics data, Canadian lumber production witnessed a 1.6% fall from April, amounting to 4,008.9 thousand m3 in May. This decrease is even heavier in comparison with the figures from May 2022, marking a significant 13.8% decline year-on-year.

German beech log price index goes downward

Created on 24 July 2023
In June 2023, the producer price indices for beech logs demonstrated negative tendencies in Germany. On average, the index for log wood decreased by -2,5%. B grade showed  -3,8. C grade in June declined by 2,5%. 

Wood price index in Germany for wooden packaging reducing in April 2023

Created on 05 May 2023
The monthly price index for lumber and wood-based materials for wooden packaging and pallets fell in April 2023 compared to March.

Lumber production in Canada reduced in January

Created on 10 April 2023
Canadian statistic Agency reported that lumber production in the country had decreased 12.3% y-o-y to 3811.5 thousand m3 in January. This is 17.4% more than in the previous month.

German pine roundwood price index mainly lowering

Created on 15 March 2023
The prices for German pine reduced in February 2023. On average, the index for logs decreased by 5,1%. B grade lost 8,9%, out of which 3/4 m lengths contributed with 7,4%.

Latvian lumber exports decreased more considerably again

Created on 20 February 2023
In the 3rd quarter, exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber from Latvia decreased by 14% to 706,951 m³, following single-digit decreases in the 1st (-9%) and 2nd (-1%) quarters.

Price for Polish oak climbs to new record level

Created on 31 January 2023
In sales via the Internet platform e-drewno administrated by the Polish state forest administration Lasy Panstwowe, the price for oak sawlogs increased in December to an average of PLN1,713/m³ (nearly €365/m³) and therefore reached a new peak.

Exports to European countries from Finland decreased by 26%

Created on 02 January 2023
In the 3rd quarter, exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber from Finland to other European countries fell by 26% to 764,913 m³, following decrease of 4% in both the 1st and 2nd quarters.

Price for polish spruce sawlogs grew by 30.1%

Created on 01 December 2022
The increase shown in the price of polish pine sawlogs in September continued at a slower pace in October.

Dutch furniture imports slightly increases

Created on 10 November 2022
After growth of 25% in the 1st quarter, Dutch furniture imports grew again by almost one-fifth to €2.036bn in the 2nd quarter. Eurostat’s data inform that imports from the German market - which occupies the second place in the statistics - grew by 10% compared to the same period last year to €363.2m.

Spanish imports rose again

Created on 28 September 2022
Spanish softwood lumber imports (approx. 295,374 m³) exceeded the preceding year’s figure by 19% in the 1st quarter of 2022. Import statistics revealed by the association of Spanish timber importers and the timber industry (AEIM), Madrid, says that registered at 264,420 m³, imports from other EU states also grew by 19%.

Record forest fires in Europe

Created on 17 August 2022
There is an unprecedented heatwave in Europe now and wildfire conditions in Europe are getting worse. Fires in France, Spain, and Portugal have already destroyed more territory in 2022 than in all of 2021.

EOS: no further upward trend in sawn-softwood production

Created on 27 July 2022
At a predicted 89.925m m³, there is unlikely to be any great change against previous year in the produced sawn-softwood volume in the countries represented in the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) in the current year.

Lack of timber in the European market

Created on 06 July 2022
After introducing a prohibition on imports of wood products from Russia and Belarus in April, Estonia after all resisted the influence of the wood shortage, and informed in early June that it would ease logging restrictions on state-owned forests.

Turnover of timber construction to exceed €10bn in 2022

Created on 15 June 2022
In 2022, turnover gained by German carpentry and timber construction companies is said to grow by 5.5% vis à vis 2021 to €10.246bn.

Europe’s sawnwood exports to the US raised by 20%

Created on 15 May 2022
Apart from the fact that US sawn-softwood imports in the 1stquarter decreased by 6% on the whole, those from Europe grew up  by 20%. The data published by the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) on 4 May demonstrate that the imports in the first three months reached the figure of 8.603 m³.

Sawnwood production in Poland decreased by 6% in March

Created on 15 April 2022
Sawmills’ sawn-softwood output in Poland in March 2022 was 6% lower than a year before at 275,000 m³.

March further growth in Austrian sawlog prices

Created on 15 March 2022
Bright business activity almost onall sawn-softwood markets made it possible for the Austrian sawmilling industry, too, to use its cutting capacity massively in the beginning of 2022.

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