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India: Increased capacity pushing up plywood prices

Situation in the plywood sector is unsettled at the moment. Many new manufacturing licenses have been offered in various states [...]

Myanmar teak logs prices see impressive rise as EU regulations strengthen

Despite the European legislation and its Timber Regulation (EUTR) that is supposed to moralize commercial practices, the teak market remains [...]

Current state of China’s logs imports market

Total softwood log stocks across China are now around 4.2-4.3 million m3. Daily uplift from the ports [...]

Higher worldwide costs for wood chips and pulplogs

Wood fiber costs ranged between 45% and 70% of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world [...]

Booming Vietnamese economy as Chinese companies flee out of China to avoid trade war

The U.S. trade war with Beijing continues to boost the Vietnamese economy as companies dodge tariffs by relocating production [...]

Vietnam expected to surpass China as largest supplier of wooden products to the US

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially took effect on December 30, 2018 and came into [...]

IKEA tests furniture rental in 30 markets

IKEA will expand tests to allow customers to rent desks and sofas rather than buy them as it shifts away [...]

India achieved PEFC endorsement

The Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) informed that India has become the latest country to achieve the [...]

Japan’s wood pellet imports double again in 2018

Japanese wood pellet imports are on pace to exceed 1 million tonnes in 2018, approximately double the amount of imports [...]

Swedish sawmills’ exports fall into lower gear

The Swedish sawmills have decreased their sawn and planed softwood lumber exports by -5%, to 12 million m3, during 2018 [...]