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African tropical timber: Asian buyers slowly returning; prices for EU market up

It has been reported that buyers for the Chinese and other Asian markets are slowly returning. The current emphasis is [...]

Survey shows pellet producers negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

   75% of certified producers have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    A [...]

Vietnamese woodchip prices crash – weak demand in Japan blamed

   Woodchip producers in many provinces of Vietnam are suffering from rapidly declining prices.     Last [...]

Vietnamese wood products exports recover with a 10% yoy growth in June

Vietnam earned nearly 5 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood and wood-based products in the first half of [...]

Canada log export to Japan plunge, possible TPP violation

Log exports from Canada to Japan have dropped in recent months despite a side deal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership [...]

No strong COVID-19 signs in EU tropical timber import data

EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) tropical timber product imports continued to defy expectations of COVID-19 driven collapse in [...]

Global forest products trade remains strong despite pandemic

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has [...]

Booming e-commerce demands optimised wood processing supply chains

Many sectors are in the doldrums due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but for those companies managing to keep their [...]

Vietnam plywood export companies face increased trade risks

China has invested in 29 plywood projects worth over US$150 million in Vietnam, becoming the country’s largest plywood [...]