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Antwerp to host this year’s International Softwood Conference

Antwerp, on the crossroads of international trade and a major harbour for wood and wood products, will be the host [...]

European company looks to expand supply of acetylated wood in Asia

Accsys Technologies PLC has announced that its subsidiary, Tricoya Technologies Limited , has now entered into an agreement with Petronas Chemicals [...]

India: Latest prices for imported and domestic wood products

Latest prices for Indian teak, plywood and sawnwood - 16-30 April 2019    Plantation teak prices  [...]

Vietnam doubles share in Japanese wood pellet imports

Vietnam has increased 253.6% y-o-y pellet exports to Japan in first quarter of 2019 to 192.5 [...]

Global trade of wood pellets jumps more than 21%; US, Canada, Vietnam as major suppliers

Global trade of wood pellets jumped more than 21% year-over-year in 2018 when a new record of 22 [...]

The boom in Vietnamese forestry products exports continues this year

The export value of Vietnam's forestry products increased by 17.8% year on year to take in US$3 [...]

Substantial growth in China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Brazil

Thailand still is the main tropical sawnwood exporter to China. China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Thailand in 2018 were [...]

Building on tropical hardwood’s construction potential

Advocacy for using timber as a mainstream modern construction material is increasing in Europe and other regions. Faced with the [...]

Global sawmill sector’s shrinking profit margins in late 2018

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in [...]

Trade impact of FLEGT licensing

Based on structured interviews with around 150 companies in the seven main EU markets for tropical timber products (Belgium, France [...]