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Global sawmill sector’s shrinking profit margins in late 2018

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in [...]

Current state of China’s logs imports market

Total softwood log stocks across China are now around 4.2-4.3 million m3. Daily uplift from the ports [...]

China: Prices of main wood commodities in March 2019

      This index contains the March 2019 updated prices of logs and lumber from the [...]

Uncertainty in China log market lowers prices for New Zealand’s logs exports

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average 7 NZD per JASm3 [...]

Boom in Russian softwood lumber train deliveries to China supported by the Belt & Road Initiative

According to trade data sourced from China Customs, China imported 36.8 million cubic metres of lumber in 2018, a [...]

Higher worldwide costs for wood chips and pulplogs

Wood fiber costs ranged between 45% and 70% of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world [...]

China reduced VAT on roundwood and lumber

VAT on some commodities and services has been reduced in order to stimulate the economy and support processing within the [...]

Booming Vietnamese economy as Chinese companies flee out of China to avoid trade war

The U.S. trade war with Beijing continues to boost the Vietnamese economy as companies dodge tariffs by relocating production [...]

China: 25 new particleboard plants put into operation in 2018 with 4 mil. m3 added capacity

The production capacity of China's fiberboard and particleboard is constantly changing. Some new production lines are put into construction [...]

Vietnam expected to surpass China as largest supplier of wooden products to the US

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially took effect on December 30, 2018 and came into [...]