World Softwood Sawlog Study

Prepare for the next decade with this new global study of demand, supply, and trade in softwood sawlogs, lumber, and plywood.

Softwood sawlog supply chains are stretching further than ever before – and they show signs of strain. As lumber demand rises globally, prices are setting new records. Meanwhile, major softwood sawlog producers like Canada and China are reducing harvest targets.

The World Softwood Sawlog Study enables cross-sectional analysis of all major markets, with standardized data that’s not available from any other source. Get forecasts of sawlog supply, demand, and prices, plus demand and production forecasts for lumber and panels.

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The World Softwood Sawlog Study provides:

  • 10-year sawlog price forecasts for all major producing regions
  • 10-year lumber price forecasts for eight countries
  • 10-year global forecasts for sawlog end-use markets
  • Country-level forest resource supply assessments
  • Identification of emerging trade patterns for lumber and logs
  • Historical and forward-looking price and market analysis

Growing Demand, Constrained Supply

Global harvest demand is expected reach record levels within 10 years, and this will require full utilization of the world’s forest resources. Lumber prices have already hit record levels in some regions, and could climb further. Labor and transportation costs are also on the rise. Many nations are erecting new trade barriers, and environmental problems threaten forests worldwide. These are all significant challenges faced by the industry and its customers.

How the World Softwood Sawlog Study Can Help

From investors and landowners to producers and end users, businesses throughout the supply chain use this study to:

  • Incorporate trusted price forecasts into planning and strategies
  • Justify and rationalize investment priorities
  • Identify potential changes in industry trends and trade patterns
  • Get third-party assessments to test internal projections
  • Perform cross-regional analyses with consistent data sets for all major producing regions
  • Understand how government policy shifts affect timber markets around the world
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