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Vietnam bans import of Chinese plywood

On the 12th of November 2019 the Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade of Vietnam signed and announced Circular No [...]

Deteriorating market and supply challenges for European hardwood

The market situation for German hardwoods was described at IHC by Steffen Rathke, Vice President of DeSH who said that [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber in January 2019

The table above contain the latest price data of different imported lumber assortments at several Chinese markets.    [...]

Germany: Pellet prices on the rise at the beginning of the year

The new year begins with moderately increased prices for wood pellets in Germany. Compared to December 2019, the price per [...]

Rayonier acquires Pope Resources

Rayonier Inc. and Pope Resources have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Rayonier will acquire all of the [...]

India is becoming a more attractive destination for American hardwood

A booming furniture market is expected to drive up demand for American hardwoods in India this year. With the total [...]

Hardwood lumber is included in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade deal

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade [...]

Martinsons to increase lumber production capacity by 550,000 m3/year

The Swedish sawmill and building materials manufacturer Martinsons aims to increase the production capacity of its sawmills by 550,000 [...]

North America softwood lumber prices firm over 2019-end

As expected by most softwood lumber players at the end of last year, the generally buoyant demand for construction framing [...]

Indonesian forestry industry forecasts boost in exports this year after drop in 2019

Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent drop from the previous [...]