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U.S. hardwood sector faces multiple issues from trade wars to changing consumption patterns

The biggest issue the hardwood industry faces is loss in domestic consumption. International hardwood export, Michael Snow, comments on key [...]

With Chinese trade ban, Australia looks to India as a new market for its timber

With the embargo imposed by China on the importation of Australian logs still in effect, it is becoming a race [...]

Australia’s role as a hardwood chip supplier to China and Japan has dramatically diminished in 2020

Hardwood chip exports from Australia fell 14% from 2018 to 2019, the first y-o-y decline since 2012. Total [...]

Softwood log inventory in China dropping sharply

Softwood log inventory in China has dropped by approximately 14% over the last month to 3.0-3.2m m3 [...]

Chinese timber enterprises cut or cease production due to air pollution

An orange alert for heavy air pollution has been issued in Lanshan District of Linyi City, Shandong Province and an [...]

Demand for African tropical timber recovering but prices easing

As businesses in importing countries adapt to working with the coronavirus risk trade has started to revive and some FOB [...]

China: Total timber imports this year is expected to reach 110 million cubic meters

It is estimated that China's total timber imports this year is expected to reach 110 million cubic meters.  [...]

China-Europe container rates continue to skyrocket; wood industry feeling price pressure

The China-Europe container crisis has escalated over the past week, with container prices reaching new highs, while the container [...]