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Global trade in softwood lumber driven up by Chinese huge demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

Up to 18 storeys timber buildings to be allowed in China

China’s Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD) issued “Technical standard for multi-storey and high-rise timber [...]

Sweden’s pine becomes increasingly more attractive in China

China’s softwood lumber imports from Sweden have been increasing in recent years due to the fact that the Sweden [...]

New Zealand export log prices keep on rising

New Zealand export log prices generally rose this month, as key fundamentals move in the country's favour.   [...]

US duties lead Canada to drive wood exports to China

A further rise in the US tariffs on Canadian softwood might lead to a lumber exports increase to China and [...]

US the main destination for China’s wooden furniture exports

The value of China’s wooden furniture exports (including wooden seats) was US$22.3 billion in 2016, a year [...]

EU unable to assess China’s okoumé plywood production

The European Commission is unable to accurately assess the level of China’s okoumé plywood production. A rough estimate using [...]

The global wood pellets demand forecast shows optimistic scenarios

The industrial wood pellet tonnage demand and spot prices are based on optimistic scenarios in which cofiring or full-firing [...]

EU okoumé plywood consumption falls 35%

The data gathered by the review investigation carried by the EC – which focuses on the years 2012 to 2015 shows [...]

China imports 1.4 million m3 of wood based panels in 2016, up 31% from 2015

Four timber groups dominated China’s sawn softwood imports in 2016, korean and Scots pine (8.3 million cu.m [...]