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China buys bark beetle-infested spruce from Germany, spurning Canada

The bark beetle has been a headache for Andreas Voss, chief wood marketer of Germany's most populous federal state [...]

Record pace for German exports of logs; 50% goes to China

Germany continued to export logs at record pace in early 2020, with almost 50% of the volume destined for China [...]

COVID-19 pandemic expected to further slow the global construction activity

Global construction activity contracted across all region in Q2 due to the lockdowns to control the spread of the COVID [...]

Heavy floods in China expected to have an impact on timber demand

The summer rains arrived early this year in China and with unusual intensity. Over the past weeks, the average precipitation [...]

U.S. DoC finds dumping of wood mouldings and millwork from China, not Brazil

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of [...]

Cheap exports make Germany an important logs supplier to China

China Customs data shows that in the first half of this year China’s log imports totalled 19.68 million [...]

Chinese wood processing companies severely impacted by slow demand abroad

   78% of China's wood processing companies currently are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the resumption [...]

China is now the leading market for Brazilian particleboard

In the first semester of 2020 (6M-2020) China became the main export market for the Brazilian particleboard / MDP (PB [...]

German spruce lumber puts pressure on Finnish and Russian supplies to China

After February, a large volume of German spruce lumber was reported at the Chinese ports, with imports reaching approximately 340 [...]