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Wood starts to gradually replace concrete, as wooden skycrapers spread across the world

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world’s tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now [...]

Kazahstan partially bans exports of timber

A temporary prohibition on the export of timber has entered into force in Kazakhstan,Trendreports with reference to the press [...]

Vietnam gains market shares in Japanese wood pellet imports

Pellet imports to Japan from Vietnam jumped 219.6% y-o-y in first half of 2019 to 420.9 [...]

Vietnam replaces China as top supplier of hardwood plywood to the US

US imports of hardwood plywood were down 5% in June, with decreases in volume from nearly all trading partners. Imports [...]

US hardwood industry sees opportunities in the Indian market

The market for American hardwoods in India is on its way to fulfil its true potential over the course of [...]

Vietnamese company to supply 300,000 t/yr of wood pellets to Japan

Eastwood Energy Joint Stock Company signed a long-term contract with CellMark, a global supply chain service company, to sell [...]

Prices for Vietnamese wood pellets falling sharply

As demand in South Korea is slowing down, Vietnamese wood pellets prices are falling relative to the rise seen this [...]

Concerns on the risk of US anti-dumping investigations of Vietnamese wood products exports 

In the first 6 months of 2019 the US continued as Vietnam’s top export market for wood products with [...]

Singapore’s Sudima to split planned US$200M wood processing complex in Russia’s Far East

Singapore's Sudima International, which announced earlier that it would build a wood-processing complex in the Primorye Territory worth [...]

FSC sanctions Korean-Indonesian company for clearing tropical forests

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has sanctioned Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo for clearing tropical forests in Indonesia to produce palm [...]