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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 [...]

China regained share of US plywood market

US imports of hardwood plywood fell by 9% in September with an across-the-board decline in both volume and [...]

US softwood lumber prices keep on rising

A mostly measured sales pace was reported across the most of US framing lumber species last week. Modest upward momentum [...]

Prices of wood pellets in Central Europe on the rise

Wood pellets prices of Austria, Germany and Switzerland (DACH region) were increasingly converging in November.     While [...]

China: No more log fumigation at Taicang Port

It has been reported that Taicang Port is considering a ban on fumigating North American logs because of the risk [...]

EU tropical timber imports recover some lost ground in the third quarter

EU imports of tropical wood products dipped sharply in 2017 and started this year very slowly but recovered some lost [...]

423 million m3 of wood harvested from worldwide FSC certified forests

A recent analysis across FSC forest management audit reports revealed that approximately 423 million cubic meters of wood are harvested [...]

Vietnam’s wood products exports to set new record in 2018

Vietnam’s forestry product export is expected to reach 9.3 billion USD this year, according to the Ministry of [...]

Rising wood pellet prices in Austria

In November, the end-user price for ENplus A1 wood pellets in Austria increased slightly compared to October.   [...]