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South America

Serious interruption of Chinese plywood supply to Europe

On supply, some interruption was reported out of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the lockdown; some factories reported to have [...]

Falling pulpwood prices around the world

Wood fiber costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2020. The biggest declines [...]

UK tropical wood trade succumbs to pandemic impact

The value of UK imports of tropical wood products was US$360 million in the first four months of 2020 [...]

South American log supply to China has restarted

According to GWMI sources, the supply of logs in South America to China has recently restarted.     [...]

US companies testify against certifying unsafe plywood from Brazil

Product Advisory notices have been sent to importers, Building Code Associations and Homebuilder Associations throughout the U.S. warning against [...]

Global lumber producers see surprising improvement in profitability in early 2020

The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of North America. However, in [...]

No pandemic impact in March tropical timber trade data

The lack of any strong COVID signal in the tropical timber trade data to the end of March is more [...]