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Brazilian pellet exports hit record in 2020

Brazilian wood pellet exports hit new highs in 2020, as deliveries to the UK nearly trippled and the number of [...]

Sharp recovery in Sweden’s softwood lumber exports to Europe

During September 2020, Swedish exporters increased their supply of softwood lumber to European customers by 28%. The total volume of [...]

India: Log and lumber import market uncertain

Sentiment from log buyers in Kandla is turning negative, with reports of four vessels to load from Uruguay, one from [...]

China: Many softwood log prices have soared after the New Year’s Day holiday

After the New Year's holiday, many log traders are worried about future market uncertainties, and many softwood prices have [...]

Vietnam to tighten timber laws to avoid US tariff threats

Vietnam’s wood industry, under investigation by the U.S. Trade Representative for allegedly importing illegally harvested or traded timber [...]

UK timber import stats show continued strong market recovery

    UK's timber and panel import volumes performed strongly in October 2020 for the fifth consecutive [...]

Exports of Finland’s forest industry fall sharply in Jan.-Oct. 2020

In October 2020 the exports value of Finland's forest industry products totaled EUR 0.87 billion. In January-October [...]

U.S. hardwood sector faces multiple issues from trade wars to changing consumption patterns

The biggest issue the hardwood industry faces is loss in domestic consumption. International hardwood export, Michael Snow, comments on key [...]