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Global MDF markets situation; consumption reaches 96,4 million m3

In 2017, the global MDF market amounted to 96.4 million m3, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

US decides not to go any further with Chinese plywood investigations

On February 15, four US plywood producers filed a petition at the US Department of Commerce complaining about the plywood [...]

China’s furniture imports at a record high

According to the China National Furniture Association the value of China’s furniture imports in 2017 rose 16% to US [...]

Chinese wood products exports hit by Trump’s tariffs

The US Trade Representative has issued a list of products to which a 25% tariffs will be collected. The list [...]

Strong lumber markets in the US and Europe increased the global sawlog price by 10%

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]

Changing US hardwood plywood supply channels

US hardwood plywood imports declined by 5% in January to 202,536 cu.m. but the value of imports increased [...]

Wood products imported to China are checked for toxins starting March

The China National General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine has announced a new regulation aimed at eliminating potentially [...]

Russia dominates China’s sawn softwood imports

According to data from China’s Custom, total sawnwood imports from Russia amounted to 15.58 million cubic metres in [...]

Greenpeace to withdraw from FSC

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]

Softwood lumber global demand reached record-high in 2017

Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017, as demand for wood continued to increase in the [...]