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China updates phytosanitary requirements for pine logs and lumber imports

China’s General Administration of Customs released new phytosanitary requirements for pine logs and lumber from 7 countries (United States [...]

Slowdown in China’s softwood log consumption indicates market correction

Demand for softwood logs in China remained favorable during the third quarter (Q3) of the year, despite seasonally lower consumption [...]

European, US demand for wood products boosted global lumber trade in 2021

This year, the strong demand for wood products in Europe and North America has increased lumber trade during the first [...]

Current trends in the global forest industry

Record-high lumber prices in North America and Europe have moved both sawlog demand and values to some of their [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for lumber imports

According to China Customs in the third quarter of 2021 lumber imports totalled 21.91 million cubic metres valued at [...]

Vietnamese wood companies speed up production to meet year-end orders

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade Export and Import Department wood and wood product exports in November reached [...]

India: Greenlam enters plywood and particleboard market

Indian laminate manufacturer Greenlam Industries Ltd on Monday announced plans for a fast-tracked expansion of the firm. This includes [...]

Wood-based panel prices rise sharply across Asia due to rising raw material costs

Soaring adhesive prices are impacting wooden board costs. Supply of raw materials of adhesive such as urea sharply dropped after [...]

Japanese Iida Group buys 75% in the largest forestry company in Russia’s Far East

The Japanese Iida Group will acquire 75% in the Russian Forest Products Group timber holding for about $ 525 million.The [...]

Mixed verdict on EUTR effectiveness

The long awaited "Fitness Check" of the EUTR and the FLEGT Regulation was published on 17 November alongside the EU [...]