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Potential Chinese trade tariff and Brexit impacts on the European hardwood market

Projecting into 2019, importers were concerned at the potential for an increase in market impacts of Chinese tariffs on US [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber down in 2018

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period [...]

Metsa Group starts to export sawn timber to China by train

A block train packed with 41 containers of sawn timber left Kouvola, eastern Finland Tuesday and headed to Xi'an [...]

Consequences of the US China trade war on the wood products markets

Since September 24, the US imposed 10% duties on Chinese wood products while China imposed 5 or 10% duties on [...]

Chinese imports of hardwood chips reach record high in the 3Q/2018

Chinese pulpmills have continued to increase importation of hardwood chips throughout 2018, and import volumes reached a new record high [...]

Chinese wood products companies shift to Vietnam

The tariffs imposed on the imports of Chinese goods to the US have hit the target: to push production out [...]

Global construction growth likely to have reached its peak in 2018

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), the peak has been reached in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will [...]

Sawlog prices declining around the world in the 3Q/2018

Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3 [...]

Current trends in the Chinese plywood market

There are around 5,500 major enterprises manufacturing plywood in China. The total production capacity of plywood by these enterprises [...]

A new market segment for Swedish sawmills in China

China does not have a well-developed quality system with third-party controls like the Nordic quality system NTR, which [...]