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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 [...]

New cooperation project aims to boost European exports of wooden products to China

At present, China is the world's largest timber processing and wood product production base and the most important wood [...]

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 [...]

Soaring freight rates adding pressure on the plywood market

A key concern in the plywood sector is soaring freight rates, notably in containerized trade. With global container distribution disrupted [...]

Prices for New Zealand radiata pine logs rising sharply in March

Details of the price changes of Chinese imports of radiata pine logs in March are as follows:    [...]