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IKEA tests furniture rental in 30 markets

IKEA will expand tests to allow customers to rent desks and sofas rather than buy them as it shifts away [...]

Swedish sawmills’ exports fall into lower gear

The Swedish sawmills have decreased their sawn and planed softwood lumber exports by -5%, to 12 million m3, during 2018 [...]

New record in Chinese softwood log imports; New Zealand, top supplier

China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at [...]

China: New OSB plant to start production in 2020

    Work to build a new Chinese OSB factory for wood-based materials manufacturer Jiangsu Hui Dian [...]

Europe’s softwood lumber exports to China collapse; 1 million m3 less sent last year

The European softwood lumber exports to China fell by -32% during January-December 2018, as compared to the same period [...]

Global lumber trade falls due to slowing markets in US, China, UK and Japan

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year [...]

China: Latest prices for logs and sawnwood across main timber markets

    The report below contains the latest prices of logs and sawnwood from main timber markets in [...]

New Zealand’s export prices for logs negatively impacted by higher ocean freight costs

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average -NZ$5 per JASm3 [...]

Russian Ilim Group plans to develop a supply chain in the South-West of China

On February 28, a joint conference of the top management of Ilim Group was held with major manufacturers of packaging [...]