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Chinese companies seeking alternatives to US timbers

At present, Chinese companies have been able to absorb the increased tariff levels on imported US timber raw materials but [...]

China: Railway deliveries expected to sharply reduce timber imports through ports

How will the competition between railway transported timber and port timber affect the market structure in China? Some market participants [...]

China: Higher prices for imported softwood lumber since the beginning of the year

Average price for imported softwood lumber in China in April was $180 per m3, a decline of 6.1% since [...]

U.S. hardwood industry hit hard by trade war with China

The U.S. hardwood lumber industry has a heavy reliance on export markets for its survival, and is being devastated [...]

US turning to Vietnamese plywood, as trade with China slows

While U.S. imports of hardwood plywood are flat, imports from Vietnam are growing rapidly amid declines in the China [...]

US is beginning to realize the importance of diversification of hardwood export markets

The fact that China has imposed tariffs on American hardwood products imports has sounded the alarm for the US timber [...]

Massive Chinese investments in wood product plants in Russia’s Far East

China Forestry Group Corporation (CFGC) will build mills in the Russian Far East to supply wood products for China.   [...]