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Could Russia and China increase log and softwood lumber trade?

Before the onset of the global financial crisis , Russia was China’s primary softwood log supplier. The Russian industry has [...]

New Zealand’s forestry sector hopes fumigation alternative will unlock Indian market

New Zealand's forestry sector is hopeful exports to India will resume now the Environmental Protection Authority has approved a [...]

Log and lumber supply from Europe to China expected to drop in the upcoming years

Harvesting in Europe may have reached peak levels and reductions in softwood logs from Europe due to lower harvest levels [...]

Shortage of steel: German pallet industry fears production downtime

A report by the German Federal Association of Wooden Packaging, Pallets, Export Packaging (HPE) shows how intertwined the European and [...]

European timber price up 35% with further rises likely due to war pressure

European market prices for certain timber products are up 35% as a result of the Ukraine war, causing huge problems [...]

FSC Russia breaks relations with FSC International; starts own certification scheme

In March, the International Board of FSC International decided to suspend all Russian FSC trade certificates indefinitely. The decision comes [...]

Companies in the German timber industry expecting tough times due to ongoing supply chain problems

The war in Ukraine causes the business climate index in the German timber industry to fall drastically. The current order [...]

Current state of China’s log import market

While it appears that the upward pressure on shipping prices has abated, the China log demand has come off  from [...]

Estonian market sees sharp timber shortage as 30% of supply is now missing

    Due to the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus, Estonia is missing 30 percent of the [...]