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Cheap exports make Germany an important logs supplier to China

China Customs data shows that in the first half of this year China’s log imports totalled 19.68 million [...]

Chinese wood processing companies severely impacted by slow demand abroad

   78% of China's wood processing companies currently are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the resumption [...]

China is now the leading market for Brazilian particleboard

In the first semester of 2020 (6M-2020) China became the main export market for the Brazilian particleboard / MDP (PB [...]

German spruce lumber puts pressure on Finnish and Russian supplies to China

After February, a large volume of German spruce lumber was reported at the Chinese ports, with imports reaching approximately 340 [...]

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 [...]

Vietnam plywood export companies face increased trade risks

China has invested in 29 plywood projects worth over US$150 million in Vietnam, becoming the country’s largest plywood [...]

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.      [...]