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Archives: January 2019

Global lumber market affected by slowing Chinese economy and trade disputes

As a result of the Chinese economy going down and the trade disputes the country has with the U.S [...]

Lumber prices in the US pick up in mid-January

Trading in dry framing lumber picked up amid more curtailment news in British Columbia, and a sense that downside risk [...]

ISO publishes chain of custody standard for wood products

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) has published a new, voluntary standard for chain of custody (CoC) of wood and [...]

Weaker demand for high value ‘redwoods’ in China

Many timber suppliers in the Shanghai Furen timber market are complaining that demand for timber for furniture making has suddenly [...]

Germany: Price of wood pellets continues to grow in January

As is usual in winter, the price of German wood pellets rose in January compared to the previous month, by [...]

Latvian forestry products exports up sharply in 2018

In the first 11 months of the year, Latvia exported EUR 2.414 billion worth of forestry products, up 15 [...]

West Fraser curtails production at 3 sawmills

West Fraser announced temporary curtailments of approximately three weeks of production throughout the first quarter of 2019 at each of [...]

Chinese traders concerned on rising prices for US hardwoods

The trade friction between China and the United States has been on everyone’s mind in 2018, especially manufacturers which [...]

Fall in EU wood furniture imports from China in 2018

After making gains in 2017, EU wood furniture imports from China, by far the largest external supplier, fell 5% to [...]

Södra decreases the price of spruce and pine logs due to poor market conditions

Södra is adjusting the purchase price for spruce and pine logs as well as fuel wood. Södra is [...]