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China current wood imports and inventories

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.44 million m3 at the end of June 2020 [...]

COVID-19 pandemic expected to further slow the global construction activity

Global construction activity contracted across all region in Q2 due to the lockdowns to control the spread of the COVID [...]

Heavy floods in China expected to have an impact on timber demand

The summer rains arrived early this year in China and with unusual intensity. Over the past weeks, the average precipitation [...]

European damaged wood invades the Chinese timber market

Chinese timber imports fell by 21% in the first five months of 2020. Instead of 17.5 million m³, China [...]

Global forest products trade remains strong despite pandemic

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has [...]

Booming e-commerce demands optimised wood processing supply chains

Many sectors are in the doldrums due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but for those companies managing to keep their [...]

New Zealand log prices down and have potential to fall further in August

The age-old adage 'what goes up must come down' has played out as expected with the New Zealand export [...]

Prices for radiata pine logs under pressure in Chinese timber markets

The Chinese timber market is currently under the influence of increased rain weather and rising temperatures.      [...]