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Vietnam’s timber industry in jeopardy due to new Covid-19 lockdown

Vietnam has ordered a two-week shut down of the entire southern region of the country due to a spike [...]

China’s import of softwood lumber enters a falling trend

The steady increase in softwood lumber import in China continued during the first six months of 2020, but then entered [...]

Can India replace China as a substitute market for Australian timber?

In November 2020, China claimed that harmful organisms were detected in multiple batches of logs imported from Australia. The Australian [...]

India: Wood imports recover, despite surge in prices

As the real estate demand has gradually begun to resume in India, the demand for processed timber has begun to [...]

Japan timber industry in unprecedented crisis due to supply shortages and record prices

Currently, Japan is suffering from the third timber crisis, with unprecedented supply shortages and extremely high prices of timber. The [...]

Vietnam’s wood product exports expected to reach new record this year

Vietnam's wood products exports are expected to rise to a record 15-16 billion USD this year despite the [...]

Coronavirus outbreak causes huge backlog at China’s ports

A coronavirus outbreak in in southern China has clogged ports critical to global trade, causing a shipping backlog that could [...]