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Global lumber trade falls due to slowing markets in US, China, UK and Japan

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year [...]

China: Latest prices for logs and sawnwood across main timber markets

    The report below contains the latest prices of logs and sawnwood from main timber markets in [...]

New Zealand’s export prices for logs negatively impacted by higher ocean freight costs

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average -NZ$5 per JASm3 [...]

Russian Ilim Group plans to develop a supply chain in the South-West of China

On February 28, a joint conference of the top management of Ilim Group was held with major manufacturers of packaging [...]

Chinese importers in search for lower-quality, cheaper logs

Total softwood log stocks increased across China during the Lunar New Year holiday period to just over 4.1 million [...]

Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down seven percent [...]

New Zealand sawmill shuts down, due to skyrocketing log prices paid by the Chinese

New Zealand's Waverley Sawmill based in South Taranaki, which has traded since at least 1932, has been sold and [...]

Global sawlog prices reach highest level in 4 years

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

China: Timber prices falling sharply due to high stocks and weak demand

Timber stock levels in Zhangjiagang markets remained high throughout 2018. In November, stocks of okan, a main species imported, reached [...]

Finland: Exports of softwood lumber in 2018 negatively impacted by slow Chinese demand

The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world dropped by -6% during January - December 2018, as compared to the same [...]