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Rising ocean freight rates having a huge impact on global timber trade

The latest maritime analysis report shows that the World Container Index has increased by 8.8%, or US$151, to [...]

Serious interruption of Chinese plywood supply to Europe

On supply, some interruption was reported out of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the lockdown; some factories reported to have [...]

Swedish and German softwood lumber exports to China rise sharply despite pandemic

  Despite the ongoing pandemic and the lockdowns which have slowed trade in many European countries, EU softwood lumber [...]

Falling pulpwood prices around the world

Wood fiber costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2020. The biggest declines [...]

Belarus boosts lumber exports by 30%; enters Chinese market

In January-May 2020, lumber export of companies run by the Belarusian Forestry Ministry went up by 30%.   [...]

New Zealand’s forestry sector’s hopes for revival after rollercoaster ride

While the past few months have been a rollercoaster for many industries, the New Zealand's forest sector has been [...]

About 40% of Chinese factories in Gabon have ceased production

It is estimated that about 40% of Gabon’s Chinese factories have ceased production. In some cases, the plywood plants [...]

Will China ban the import of Canadian timber?

On June 16, China announced that pests were found in logs imported from Canada. This news triggered concerns in the [...]

Canada launches investigations into plywood from China

The complaint alleges Canadian industry is facing an increase in the volume of the dumped and subsidized imports   [...]