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Global trade of softwood lumber slowed in early 2022

Global trade of softwood lumber slowed in early 2022, in particular lumber headed to China, the US, and Germany, where [...]

New Zealand log export prices to China fall more than 20% in June

A weaker timber market in China, rising transport costs and exchange rate impacts have contributed to a drop of more [...]

Japanese trading firms investing more in foreign forest assets

Major Japanese trading companies are stepping up their investments in forestry projects abroad. That's as they seek to achieve [...]

Russian sawmills hit by sanctions

Already in May 2022, Russian sawmilling companies were able to largely feel the impact of sanctions and restrictions on their [...]

Russian timber industry is looking for ways to export through Belarus and Turkey

Russian lumber companies, forced to halt exports to the EU due to sanctions, doubled supplies to China and Kazakhstan in [...]

New Zealand log export prices at a low level in June

June is historically the poorest performing month in the New Zealand export log market and this June is no exception [...]

Global port congestion improves, freight rates will remain high

High freight costs, congestion at terminals, earlier peak seasons and due to strict Covid-19 lockdown measures have had a [...]

Some sawmills in Russia expected to curtail production from July

The decline in export volumes due to EU sanctions against the backdrop of rising transportation tariffs and a stronger ruble [...]

Rebound in China’s log imports expected from August

Generally, in June there is a supply and demand imbalance in China as the seasonal demand drops during the Chinese [...]

China’s demand for logs depends on lockdown easing; but hopes are high from August

China softwood log inventory has risen steadily to 5.6m. Considering significant parts of China have been in lockdown, log [...]