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China: Recovery signs of the softwood import market in Q1/2023

In China, the softwood import market remains weak but there are small hopes for Q1/2023. As of mid-November [...]

EU tropical wood imports slow with mounting signs of recession

In the first nine months of this year the EU27 imported 1.53 million tonnes of tropical wood and wooden [...]

Top 15 biggest lumber producing companies in the world

GWMI picked the top 15 companies across the globe based on their softwood lumber production figures for 2021. The list [...]

Global demand for timber could grow fourfold by 2050

The World Bank forecasts that global timber demand will quadruple by 2050, driven by economic and population growth. Gresham House [...]

Wood industry at COP 27: Combining climate protection and business

At the COP 27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Austria's timber industry is focusing on [...]

Ocean freights drop sharply as global trade slows down

In 2021, the skyrocketing shipping prices have made the world's major shipping companies more profitable, but now, such good [...]

Arauco’s plants in Argentina at risk of shutdown under import controls

The Chamber of the Argentine Timber Industries (CAIMA) has warned that local timber producers may soon be forced to cease [...]

IHC 2022: Hardwood market between shortages of raw materials and high energy costs

On the 28th of October, a successful International Hardwood conference was organised in Lyon by the French National Wood Federation [...]