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Price drops in exports of New Zealand logs to China

Prices for New Zealand domestic log sales in June are mostly unchanged from May as we move to the end [...]

China: Railway deliveries expected to sharply reduce timber imports through ports

How will the competition between railway transported timber and port timber affect the market structure in China? Some market participants [...]

New Zealand and China sign forestry cooperation arrangement

New Zealand and China signed an arrangement this week for future forestry cooperation and boosting bilateral trade.    [...]

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 [...]

XLam to close New Zealand CLT plant

The CLT manufacturer XLam announced that it will close its New Zealand plant in Nelson.     As [...]

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 [...]