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New Zealand wood on a high demand as China shuns US exports; export prices near records

Forestry prices in New Zealand — one of the world’s largest timber exporters — are near record highs, thanks largely to [...]

ISO publishes chain of custody standard for wood products

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) has published a new, voluntary standard for chain of custody (CoC) of wood and [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber down in 2018

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period [...]

Chinese imports of hardwood chips reach record high in the 3Q/2018

Chinese pulpmills have continued to increase importation of hardwood chips throughout 2018, and import volumes reached a new record high [...]

Global construction growth likely to have reached its peak in 2018

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), the peak has been reached in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will [...]

Sawlog prices declining around the world in the 3Q/2018

Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3 [...]

Norske Skog to double wood pellets capacity at facility in New Zealand

The Norske Skog group has decided to invest about A$ 7 million ($5 million) to upgrade the Nature’s Flame [...]

423 million m3 of wood harvested from worldwide FSC certified forests

A recent analysis across FSC forest management audit reports revealed that approximately 423 million cubic meters of wood are harvested [...]