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Slowdown in China’s softwood log consumption indicates market correction

Demand for softwood logs in China remained favorable during the third quarter (Q3) of the year, despite seasonally lower consumption [...]

Arauco buys 20% of Stora Enso’s stake in the company Arauco Florestal Arapoti

On December 2, 2021, Arauco Do Brasil signed and closed a transaction with Stora Enso Amsterdam B.V. whereby the [...]

Current trends in the global forest industry

Record-high lumber prices in North America and Europe have moved both sawlog demand and values to some of their [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for lumber imports

According to China Customs in the third quarter of 2021 lumber imports totalled 21.91 million cubic metres valued at [...]

Mixed verdict on EUTR effectiveness

The long awaited "Fitness Check" of the EUTR and the FLEGT Regulation was published on 17 November alongside the EU [...]

Deforestation-risk countries’ ban proposal would significantly alter and extend EUTR obligations

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]

Deforestation-risk countries’ ban to have far-reaching effects for EU wood trade

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]