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Finnish softwood lumber exports drop sharply this year; exports to Asia and the Middle East collapse

The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world decreased by -4% during January - September 2018, as compared to the same [...]

Challenges of the European tropical timber market discussed at conference

The EU’s Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition held its annual conference in Paris on 26 September. The conference highlighted the [...]

India: latest prices for domestic and imported wood products

Latest prices for Indian teak, plywood and sawnwood - 16-31 October 2018         [...]

Vietnam wood products exports to the EU expected to hit $1 billion

More than 400 Vietnamese firms are exporting timber products to Europe, which is the 4th biggest market for Vietnam’s [...]

Global pulp industry experiencing drop in prices

In the 2Q/18, global fiber prices indices dropped for the first time in five quarters, mainly because of the [...]

Vietnam’s timber industry plays a crucial role in the US-China trade war

Starting from mid-September 2018, the US decided to impose 10 percent tariffs with the total cost of $189 billion [...]

Malaysia: Rising prices for Sarawak logs due to increased demand

Logs prices in Sarawak significantly increased due to higher demand from neighbouring Sabah, which banned timber exports since May this [...]

EU and Vietnam sign the VPA

On 19 October 2018, a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on [...]

Japan’s imports of wood pellets up by 50%

The Japanese Forestry Agency announced the statistics for wood pellet supply in Japan for 2017.     Domestic [...]