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Solid Chinese demand for New Zealand logs; prices on the rise

Domestic demand for New Zealand logs and sawn timber remains strong with domestic sales of sawn timber exceeding projections.   [...]

China-Europe container shortage causes freight rates to more than double

The recovery in China's manufacturing activity after the Covid-19 lockdown has surged progressively and after a halt caused [...]

India: Log and lumber demand expected to recover starting December

Manufacturing and construction will be relatively quiet in India until late November due to the Diwali festival. Economists suggest this [...]

China: Purchase prices of European spruce logs on the rise

Softwood log inventory in China has reduced by approximately 17% over the last month to 3.6m m3.   [...]

Finnish pine lumber prices on the rise in the Chinese market

The price of Finnish pine lumber rose slightly in the Chinese market.  According to some Chinese importers, due to the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Belarus seeks to expand forest products exports to China

Belarus' forestry industry plans to expand into Asian markets.    During the ministerial meeting, Forestry Minister Vitaly [...]

European spruce logs and lumber exports to China see strong rise in Jan.-Sep. 2020

   Despite the ongoing corona crisis which has slowed trade in many European countries, EU spruce logs and spruce [...]