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Sharp drop in China’s sawnwood imports

   According to China Customs data, China imported 17 million cubic metres of sawnwood in the first half of [...]

China’s raw material sourcing to be substantially impacted by Russia’s 2022 log export ban

   Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and could reach [...]

Russian plywood producer Sveza bets on Asia and doubles sales in 2020

   Despite difficult economic conditions, Russian plywood producer Sveza managed to double its sales in East and Southeast Asia [...]

Segezha produced its first CLT panel at new Sokol plant

   The Russian Segezha Group has produced its first CLT panel measuring 3 by 6 meters at its new [...]

Raute receives Euro 55 million orders from LLC Plitwood in Russia

   Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately Euro 55 million from LLC Plitwood in Russia.     [...]

EU to launch anti-dumping procedure for birch plywood imports from Russia

The European Union has launched an anti-dumping procedure for the import of birch plywood from Russia.    [...]

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 [...]

ISC 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic impact on the softwood market

On 8 October 2020 the 68th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held for the first time ever online [...]

Global wood fiber markets in 2Q/20

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing fiber price indices [...]