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Russia suspends ”timber trains” to China, amid fears of coronavirus spread

   Since January 31st, all railway transport between Russia and China is suspended except for Beijing-Moscow round-trip [...]

IKEA to close its stores in mainland China due to coronavirus outbreak

   IKEA has decided to close its stores in mainland China due to the coronavirus outbreak, until further notice [...]

Global wood consumption in 2019, the lowest of the decade

   The growth in global wood consumption has increased by only 0.3% in 2019, the lowest rate in [...]

Study: Buildings can become carbon sink if wood replaces cement, steel

Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and [...]

450% rise in European softwood logs export to China; prices down sharply

   15 million m3 of softwood logs have been exported from Europe to China from January to October 2019 [...]

China appears to be tackling the problem of illegal timber and logging in a new forest law

In an encouraging move with the potential to create transformative market change, China recently amended its Forest Law to include [...]

Germany has now some of the world lowest pulpwood prices due to insect and storm damages

In Germany, softwood pulplog prices have experienced a dramatic decline the past year because of an oversupply of low-grade [...]

Sharp drop in export of hardwoods to China has important implications for American hardwoods in Europe

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber in January 2019

The table above contain the latest price data of different imported lumber assortments at several Chinese markets.    [...]