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Vietnam plywood export companies face increased trade risks

China has invested in 29 plywood projects worth over US$150 million in Vietnam, becoming the country’s largest plywood [...]

Eurozone sees further drop in construction

June saw a further drop in construction activity across the Eurozone, although the latest decline was only modest amid a [...]

Swiss Krono sees bright timber construction future, despite pandemic

Wood-based panels producer Swiss Krono Group says its production and sales of OSB is holding up well despite economic [...]

Prices for radiata pine logs under pressure in Chinese timber markets

The Chinese timber market is currently under the influence of increased rain weather and rising temperatures.      [...]

US softwood lumber prices rise during usual seasonal slow-down

At this time of year it is usual for softwood lumber prices to be lowering, as end-users would be [...]

Abolition of periodic customs declaration to slow down Russia’s wood exports

In June, Russia abolished periodic customs declaration of wood and wood products (TN VED 44). The aim of the change [...]

Falling prices for New Zealand exported logs to China

CFR price in China has fallen further to stabilise at 110 USD per JASm3 for  New Zealand A grade logs [...]

India removes ban on use of timber in building construction after 25 years

After 25 years, India has removed the ban on use of timber in construction of buildings.      [...]

The Swiss wood market marked by coronavirus and bark beetle

The Swiss timber market has so far navigated the pandemic "relatively well", the Swiss Timber Commission (HMK), which met in [...]