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US DoC announces increased duties on 21 Chinese exporters and producers of flooring and plywood

The Decorative Hardwood Association (DHA) is reporting that the U.S. Department of Commerce has completed its review of hardwood [...]

Wooden surfaces can help in fight against spread of coronavirus

The survival of viruses on wooden surfaces is studied in a project started last summer by the universities of Eastern [...]

Prices for imported softwood timber have skyrocketed in China

Market demand recovery, the ban on imports of Australian logs and rising ocean freight rates have recently triggered a sharp [...]

Likely that US-China trade rivalry will continue under Biden

President Donald Trump spent much of his term setting up Beijing as Washington's greatest political and economic adversary. Do [...]

Solid Chinese demand for New Zealand logs; prices on the rise

Domestic demand for New Zealand logs and sawn timber remains strong with domestic sales of sawn timber exceeding projections.   [...]

China-Europe container shortage causes freight rates to more than double

The recovery in China's manufacturing activity after the Covid-19 lockdown has surged progressively and after a halt caused [...]

India: Log and lumber demand expected to recover starting December

Manufacturing and construction will be relatively quiet in India until late November due to the Diwali festival. Economists suggest this [...]

China: Purchase prices of European spruce logs on the rise

Softwood log inventory in China has reduced by approximately 17% over the last month to 3.6m m3.   [...]

Finnish pine lumber prices on the rise in the Chinese market

The price of Finnish pine lumber rose slightly in the Chinese market.  According to some Chinese importers, due to the [...]

European bark beetle logs fill China’s wood hunger

   The world wood market has become very chaotic due to the outbreak of the coronavirus which seriously impacted [...]