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EU tropical wood imports slow with mounting signs of recession

In the first nine months of this year the EU27 imported 1.53 million tonnes of tropical wood and wooden [...]

Top 15 biggest lumber producing companies in the world

GWMI picked the top 15 companies across the globe based on their softwood lumber production figures for 2021. The list [...]

Global demand for timber could grow fourfold by 2050

The World Bank forecasts that global timber demand will quadruple by 2050, driven by economic and population growth. Gresham House [...]

Wood industry at COP 27: Combining climate protection and business

At the COP 27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Austria's timber industry is focusing on [...]

Central Africa: Log export ban postponed indefinitely

In Central Africa, the ban on the export of logs will no longer take effect from 1 January 2023. The [...]

IHC 2022: Hardwood market between shortages of raw materials and high energy costs

On the 28th of October, a successful International Hardwood conference was organised in Lyon by the French National Wood Federation [...]

Downturn in China beginning to impact African tropical logs and sawnwood prices

The economic slowdown in China has started to affect FOB prices with prices for okoume, beli and some of the [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for lumber imports

CIF prices for China’s lumber imports from most suppliers rose in the first half of 2022, except for Thailand [...]