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Japanese wood pellet imports expected to exceed 2 million tons in 2020

Japan imported a record 1.6 million metric tons of wood pellets last year, primarily from Vietnam and Canada. Wood [...]

India: Log and lumber demand expected to recover starting December

Manufacturing and construction will be relatively quiet in India until late November due to the Diwali festival. Economists suggest this [...]

Global CLT production forecast to double by 2025

   CLT has become popular in Europe, Japan, North America and Oceania. The global production of  CLT (cross-laminated [...]

EU27 tropical timber imports stronger than expected so far in 2020 

   Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US [...]

Russian plywood producer Sveza bets on Asia and doubles sales in 2020

   Despite difficult economic conditions, Russian plywood producer Sveza managed to double its sales in East and Southeast Asia [...]

Vietnamese wood product exporters told to take actions to optimise US market

Vietnam has enjoyed a surge in timber and wood product exports to the US this year, but businesses need to [...]

USTR to start investigation on Vietnam timber imports

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is initiating an [...]

Russian plywood squeezing out Indonesian suppliers

Indonesian plywood supply is also reported to be almost back to normal, albeit with freight rates increasing costs. One importer [...]

Lumber companies in the US reached record profits

Record high lumber prices in the US, stable income for residual chips, and slightly lower costs for sawlogs moved 2Q [...]