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European bark beetle logs fill China’s wood hunger

   The world wood market has become very chaotic due to the outbreak of the coronavirus which seriously impacted [...]

Global CLT production forecast to double by 2025

   CLT has become popular in Europe, Japan, North America and Oceania. The global production of  CLT (cross-laminated [...]

China extends ban on imports of timber from Australia due to bark beetle

   China has indefinitely suspended imports of all Victorian timber logs, less than a week after an unofficial ban [...]

China: Softwood logs and lumber imports update in Jan.-Sep. 2020

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.6 million m3 at the end of September 2020 [...]

China bans imports of timber from Queensland, Australia

China has suspended imports of timber from the Australian state of Queensland, China's foreign ministry confirmed Monday, expanding a [...]

New Zealand: Prices for exported logs on the rise as demand in China is strong

   Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong with regional differences in log supply [...]

ISC 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic impact on the softwood market

On 8 October 2020 the 68th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held for the first time ever online [...]

Lumber companies in the US reached record profits

Record high lumber prices in the US, stable income for residual chips, and slightly lower costs for sawlogs moved 2Q [...]

Global housing markets to face tougher year in 2021

Most major housing markets won’t keep up with consumer price inflation in 2021 and are faced with multiple downside [...]