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New Zealand: Prices for exported logs on the rise as demand in China is strong

   Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong with regional differences in log supply [...]

Demand for logs strong in China due to busy construction season

   Log inventory in China has increased about 300k m3 in the last month to around 4.6m m3 [...]

European bark beetle crisis has far-reaching implications in the global lumber markets

   The Central European spruce bark beetle catastrophe is changing domestic industries within Europe and in many global markets [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber at main timber distribution markets in October 2020

This index contains the most update prices of lumber from three major timber distribution markets in China: Shanghai Furen Timber [...]

China’s wood-based panel industry under pressure in 2020

The wood-based panel industry in China is facing pressure due to domestic and international economic adjustments and from the [...]

Timber export ban will encourage Chinese investors to open processing plants in Russia

Russia's ban on the supply of unprocessed timber abroad will encourage Chinese businessmen to open timber processing plants in [...]

Russian plywood squeezing out Indonesian suppliers

Indonesian plywood supply is also reported to be almost back to normal, albeit with freight rates increasing costs. One importer [...]

Siempelkamp to deliver new particleboard production line to China

Guangxi Xiangsheng Household Materials Technology Co Ltd has signed an order with Siempelkamp for the supply of a new 300 [...]

Steady recovery in European plywood deliveries from China

In terms of plywood supply to Europe the major concern early on in the pandemic was China.     [...]