Projections

Keta Kosman, Publisher of Madison’s Lumber Reporter, monitors lumber prices every day. She thinks we are in a new era for the economy. In the 1950s, there was much infrastructure building, it was all a huge boom for the economy for two decades. We're in a similar situation right now, she says. The U.S. administration i...

Russ Taylor, president of British Columbia based Russ Taylor Global, says that high prices cure high prices. High lumber prices will eventually reduce demand and increase supply – high prices scare people away. He is confident the prices for lumber will start to settle down, but at higher levels than we have ever seen ...

UPM improves its outlook for 2021. Comparable EBIT is now expected to increase both in H1 2021 compared with H1 2020, and in the full year 2021 compared with 2020.

The forecasted growth in wood pellet production in Europe will increase competition for wood fiber and require new feedstock sources. Pellet demand is likely to grow by 30-40% over the next five years, and depending on how imports develop, European production might need to increase by up to 10 million tons.