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Exports of logs to China under threat due to phytosanitary requirements

The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) has been made aware of a developing situation involving the exports of logs to [...]

German sawmills are lacking hardwood, due to booming log exports to China

German sawmills are currently lacking hardwood. The reason is the increasing export of logs to China.      [...]

New Zealand log exports recover after Chinese New Year

The export log market in New Zealand picked up after the slowdown ahead of the Chinese New Year period. Thus [...]

China: Prices of imported sawn timber in January 2018

This index contains the most update prices of logs and lumbers from the Guangdong Yuzhu Timber Market:    [...]

China’s Hengan International to buy largest stake in world’s largest pulp mill project in Finland

Chinese Hengan International has bought the largest share in Finnpulp, a Finnish company that is going to build a EUR [...]

Global MDF markets situation; consumption reaches 96,4 million m3

In 2017, the global MDF market amounted to 96.4 million m3, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

US decides not to go any further with Chinese plywood investigations

On February 15, four US plywood producers filed a petition at the US Department of Commerce complaining about the plywood [...]

China’s furniture imports at a record high

According to the China National Furniture Association the value of China’s furniture imports in 2017 rose 16% to US [...]

Chinese wood products exports hit by Trump’s tariffs

The US Trade Representative has issued a list of products to which a 25% tariffs will be collected. The list [...]

Strong lumber markets in the US and Europe increased the global sawlog price by 10%

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]