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China’s softwood log imports remain strong in Q1/2021 despite shipping issues and rising prices

Softwood log market in China remained strong throughout the first quarter of 2021 with exporters paying king’s ransom for [...]

Australian log exports remain suspended with no end in sight to trade dispute

Australia's forestry sector claims there are no signs of any movement by Chinese officials to end the ongoing log [...]

New Zealand log export prices offset by high shipping costs, despite booming China demand

International log prices are at record levels due to strong demand from China as other supply lines dry up. But [...]

Changing trends in China’s softwood lumber market

According to the statistics released by China Customs, China’s import volume of softwood lumber decreased by nearly 10% in [...]

New Zealand forestry export prices reaching three year highs

2021 has certainly started on a positive note for the NZ forestry industry with prices firming in the export sector [...]

The global shortage of wood products may become worse

Although the temporary blockade of the Suez Canal last month interrupted global trade, the supply chain problems have become more [...]

European countries are conquering China’s softwood import market

Due to the bark beetle infestation, the European countries have gained serious market shares in China's softwood logs and [...]

China: Timber prices soar, supplies short amid virus disruptions

Timber prices in China soared as imports have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put much stress [...]