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China timber import market faces a complicated 2022 due to Russian log export ban

At the beginning of the new year, the Chinese timber industry is waiting for the market to recover, but it [...]

Growing optimism in New Zealand’s wood industry as log export prices lift

The New Zealand forestry industry has started the New Year with a bit more optimism than it finished 2021, thanks [...]

Chinese demand for New Zealand logs uncertain; prices stable in December

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for New Zwealand exported logs remained unchanged in December, although there were reported some [...]

Chinese demand for softwood logs expected to be reduced in Q1/2022

Softwood inventory levels in China have dropped slightly to 4.5mln m3 and daily offtake remains steady at 75k per [...]

Slowdown in China’s softwood log consumption indicates market correction

Demand for softwood logs in China remained favorable during the third quarter (Q3) of the year, despite seasonally lower consumption [...]

European, US demand for wood products boosted global lumber trade in 2021

This year, the strong demand for wood products in Europe and North America has increased lumber trade during the first [...]

Current trends in the global forest industry

Record-high lumber prices in North America and Europe have moved both sawlog demand and values to some of their [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for lumber imports

According to China Customs in the third quarter of 2021 lumber imports totalled 21.91 million cubic metres valued at [...]

Chinese demand for softwood logs very low due to market uncertainty

The current enthusiasm of Chinese domestic timber businessmen to stock up at the end of the year is much less [...]