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Austria: Lumber prices recover substantially in April

In April, softwood lumber prices in Austria rose again after a slight decrease in March. The 1-2 EUR/cbm [...]

Disappointing trends in the Chinese wood-based panels market

In the near future, the Chinese wood-based panel market lacks bright spots, and the sales volume of various types [...]

New Zealand and China sign forestry cooperation arrangement

New Zealand and China signed an arrangement this week for future forestry cooperation and boosting bilateral trade.    [...]

US lumber prices declined last week

A muted trading pace prevailed across much of the US lumber market. Green Douglas Fir remained the primary exception, as [...]

EU and Vietnam ratify VPA on FLEGT

EU FLEGT informed that the EU and Vietnam had ratified a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance [...]

Germany: 30 million m3 of wood damaged by storms and the bark beetle expected this year

By April 2019, 13 million m3 of damaged wood has been reported in Germany so far, mostly due to storms [...]

Russian Segezha Group raised plywood prices in April

Birch plywood consumption in the world has grown at an average rate of 2-2.7%. At the end of [...]

Pulpwood prices in North America on the rise in 1Q/19

Prices for pulplogs and wood chips moved up slightly in the US in the 1Q/19 while they were unchanged [...]