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China current wood imports and inventories

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.44 million m3 at the end of June 2020 [...]

COVID-19 pandemic expected to further slow the global construction activity

Global construction activity contracted across all region in Q2 due to the lockdowns to control the spread of the COVID [...]

Heavy floods in China expected to have an impact on timber demand

The summer rains arrived early this year in China and with unusual intensity. Over the past weeks, the average precipitation [...]

Survey shows pellet producers negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

   75% of certified producers have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    A [...]

Forecast: Russian timber industry could contract by 30%

The Russian construction industry may contract by almost 50% in 2021 and its revival will take at least two years [...]

Russian government plans to stimulate exports of wood pellets

The Russian government expects to reduce the amount of wood waste by stimulating exports of wood  pellets.    [...]

German spruce lumber puts pressure on Finnish and Russian supplies to China

After February, a large volume of German spruce lumber was reported at the Chinese ports, with imports reaching approximately 340 [...]

European damaged wood invades the Chinese timber market

Chinese timber imports fell by 21% in the first five months of 2020. Instead of 17.5 million m³, China [...]

Russia’s sawn timber and logs exports fall sharply in Jan.-May. 2020

During January-May 2020 Russia’s export of sawn timber made 7.3 mn tons, down 9.8% year-on [...]

Global forest products trade remains strong despite pandemic

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has [...]