Finland: Lumber prices start to fall sharply

Uncertainty is already visible in Finland’s lumber market, and demand and prices for lumber have started to fall sharply, the Finnish Sawmill Association reports. In addition to economic uncertainty, the decline is explained by inflation, the change in consumer...

Russian sawmills hit hard by sanctions

Already in May 2022, Russian sawmilling companies were able to largely feel the impact of sanctions and restrictions on their activities. Thus, market participants note that shipments to Europe, if they occur, are in limited volumes, either under the obligations of...

Housing Starts May and Lumber Prices June: 2022

New home building and permits for the first five months of this year are up compared to January to May of 2021. While month-over-month starts and permits are down in May compared to April, building and permits activity for the first five months of this year are up...
Many Lumber Prices Flat as Ongoing Delivery Delays Resolved

Many Lumber Prices Flat as Ongoing Delivery Delays Resolved

After dropping quite a bit in recent weeks, many softwood lumber prices levelled off in mid-June as a modicum of supply-demand balance seemed to have been reached. Over the past two years as the lumber market reacted to big changes in external conditions, there was...