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Illegal Myanmar teak seized in the Netherlands

In the first raid of its kind, Dutch police have seized a large quantity of Myanmar teak in the Netherlands [...]

Global outlook for wood pellet prices

The price of pellets will be heavily influenced by long-term contracts for wood pellets. In fact, the volatility of [...]

2020 global pellet markets forecast

Global wood pellet markets have had significant growth in the past decade. Between 2012 and 2018, the global wood pellet [...]

Vietnam bans import of Chinese plywood

On the 12th of November 2019 the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam signed and announced Circular No [...]

India is becoming a more attractive destination for American hardwood

A booming furniture market is expected to drive up demand for American hardwoods in India this year. With the total [...]

Indonesian forestry industry forecasts boost in exports this year after drop in 2019

Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent drop from the previous [...]

Japan wood pellet imports up by 36% in 2019

Japan’s market for wood pellets continues to expand rapidly. The policy-driven market opportunity for foreign wood pellet suppliers [...]

Global softwood lumber production is forecast to grow by 1.6% in 2020

In reviewing 2019, where Europe is grouped as “one region,” the five largest producers are Europe, the U.S., Canada [...]

Forecast: Global lumber demand trends in 2020

Many in the industry will not remember 2019 positively. Simply put, most global markets were awash in wood, and all [...]

Global lumber market trends in 2020

In North America at least, 2019 will be remembered as the hangover from the 2018 first-half price spike that [...]