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Chinese retaliatory tariffs might hit hard the US hardwood industry

The Chinese tariffs on US hardwood exports might have a major impact on the hardwood sector in the US. On [...]

UK softwood lumber imports drop sharply in H1/2018

UK's softwood lumber imports from the European Union countries seem to start being affected by Brexit, as shown in [...]

Softwood lumber cheaper in Austria

Softwood lumber prices in Austria have overall dropped slightly in July. Compared with June, only the upper price limits of [...]

Global exports of lumber to China enter a slower phase

The export of softwood lumber to China from leading exporting countries worldwide amounted to approximately 2.31 million m³ in [...]

Overview and potential of the Polish sawmill industry

Poland is one of the European countries with a high forest potential. In terms of forest area it is sixth [...]

Trends and developments of the European sawmill industry in 2018

During the third EOS Board Meeting of 2017 held in October 2017, the Board Members expressed an interest in defining [...]

Efforts in Europe to increase use of lesser-known timber species

Efforts to increase uptake of lesser-known species have come not just from the industry, but also from NGOs and [...]

Japan: New power plants to skyrocket imports of wood pellets after 2020

Demand of wood pellet in Japan is sharply increasing. Import of wood pellets is about six times higher than in [...]

The German wood industry in its fifth consecutive year of growth

The German wood industry is growing for the fifth year in a row. According to Johannes Schwörer, President of [...]

North American logs exported to China more expensive by 30%

Traders in China are complaining that the landed cost of imported North American logs has jumped by around 30% as [...]