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Uncertainty in China log market lowers prices for New Zealand’s logs exports

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average 7 NZD per JASm3 [...]

WTO partially rules in favor of Canada in the softwood lumber dispute with US

The World Trade Organization partially sided with Canada Tuesday in a dispute over US anti-dumping duties on lumber imports [...]

Challenging market for wood furniture external suppliers to the EU

Prospects for non-EU wood furniture suppliers selling into the EU are mixed. All suppliers face an uphill struggle to [...]

Boom in Russian softwood lumber train deliveries to China supported by the Belt & Road Initiative

According to trade data sourced from China Customs, China imported 36.8 million cubic metres of lumber in 2018, a [...]

UPM’s plywood production expansion in Russia on schedule

The UPM Chudovo plywood mill expansion investment, which started in late 2017, is proceeding on schedule to the production trial [...]

Higher worldwide costs for wood chips and pulplogs

Wood fiber costs ranged between 45% and 70% of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world [...]

Roundwood prices in Latvia rise sharply

In the 2nd half of 2018, compared to the 1st half of 2018, the average purchase prices of softwood logs [...]

China reduced VAT on roundwood and lumber

VAT on some commodities and services has been reduced in order to stimulate the economy and support processing within the [...]

Canadian OSB exports doubled over the last 5 years

In 2018 Canadian OSB exports increased even more significantly than in previous years. A volume of 7.65 million m [...]

Germany leads Europe in wood pellet production

In 2018, Germany confirmed its leading position in Europe as a producer of wood pellets. This is followed by Sweden [...]