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The Czech Republic boosts exports of logs to China

Logs exported from the Czech Republic to China have increased significantly this year, as a result of a record harvesting [...]

Considerable drop in US lumber prices

Sales picked up late in the week in some framing lumber species, amid a limit-up move in futures Thursday [...]

Record pellet production in Germany; new plants, expansions and rising wood stocks as main reasons

Due to increasing wood stocks in the German forests, the production of wood pellets has been steadily increasing for years [...]

Finland’s softwood lumber exports move from China to Egypt

Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world increased by 5% in the first five months of 2019. The softwood lumber [...]

China: Wood-based panel prices at a low level in July

At present, the market trend of plywood in China is relatively bleak, and there are very few shipments.   [...]

Russia might cease birch logs export quota

Recently, the Russian Federal Government's Committee on Foreign Trade and Tariff Policy Protection Measures has submitted a proposal to [...]

New production curtailments in BC announced by Sinclar Group

In another hit to the B.C. forest industry, the Sinclar Group announced temporary production curtailments at lumber operations in [...]

EU construction market a mixed picture; hardwood sector still strong

According to latest Eurostat figures, building construction contracted by 0.2% in May over April 2019, while civil engineering output [...]

Concerns on the risk of US anti-dumping investigations of Vietnamese wood products exports 

In the first 6 months of 2019 the US continued as Vietnam’s top export market for wood products with [...]

Calamity-wood from the Italian Alps sold to China

Between 27 and 29 October 2018, the Vaia storm destroyed 41,491 hectares of woods in North Eastern Italy. Millions [...]