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Italy: Housing sector drives growth wood products imports

Italy’s rise in timber imports in 2017 is a key indicator of the sector’s recovery. Overall, Italy’s [...]

German wood products imports rise in 2018 after stalling last year

In 2017, total German imports of wood products (including all those in HS 44 and wood furniture in HS 94 [...]

EUTR having a significant impact on purchasing decision

Much timber trade policy discussion in the EU now focuses heavily on developments in the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) which [...]

European softwood lumber exports to China drop sharply in the first four months

The European softwood lumber exports to China have decreased during January-April 2018, as compared to the same period last [...]

Global pulp prices jump to record high levels

Strong pulp markets and record high prices for both softwood and hardwood market pulp resulted in upward price pressures on [...]

Volatility in the UK timber trade due to Brexit and currency fluctuations

The UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) reports that the last two years’ have been volatile due to uncertainties over Brexit [...]

Russia expanding its timber partnership in Asia at Sylva Wood trade show in Shanghai

The International Wood Products SYLVA WOOD 2018 exhibition has finished. The event was held in Shanghai from June 25 to [...]

Swedish softwood lumber deliveries to China and Japan drop considerably in Jan.-Apr. 2018

The Swedish sawmills exported 3.2 million m3 of sawn and planed lumber during the Jan.-Apr. of 2018, 3 [...]

The Russian timber sector is in buoyant mood

The Russian timber sector is in buoyant mood and increasing capacity, including in wood-based construction, after a robust performance [...]

French timber trade benefits from rising construction trend

In France, the importers association Le Commerce du Bois reports that trade was buoyed by 2%-plus GDP growth last [...]