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Current trends in the Chinese plywood market

There are around 5,500 major enterprises manufacturing plywood in China. The total production capacity of plywood by these enterprises [...]

Russia: Lumber exports keep on growing, while logs exports fall

In January-October 2018, Russia increased its lumber exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics published [...]

US softwood lumber prices fall at the beginning of December

Demand for framing lumber was light last week. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and concerns about the broader [...]

Finland: Strong lumber production this year; pulp industry booming

Sawmill lumber production volumes in Finland rose to 2.7 million cubic meters in July-September, up by 3.8 [...]

A new market segment for Swedish sawmills in China

China does not have a well-developed quality system with third-party controls like the Nordic quality system NTR, which [...]

9% rise in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

Despite a slow start to the year, EU imports of tropical sawnwood were 539,000 MT in the first nine [...]

Austria: Softwood lumber prices on a downward trend in November

In November, most softwood lumber assortments in Austria are on a declining price trend. The only exception is the price [...]

Lumber exports from Belarus continue booming trend in Q3

In the third quarter of this year, Belarusian exporters sold 859,000 m³ of lumber worth US $ 93.7 million [...]

Central/West Africa: Downward pressure on FOB tropical logs prices

Central/ West African producers report a slight easing of sawnwood and log FOB prices (Euro basis) being offered by buyers [...]

EU imports of tropical logs pick up pace in third quarter

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered ground in the first nine months [...]