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Recent trends in Russia’s birch plywood market

Global plywood production has reached a level of about 160 million m3 in the recent years. China accounts for over [...]

Softwood log stocks in Chinese ports starting to fall

Total softwood log stocks across China have reduced slightly from last month to around 3.8 million m3. Daily uplift [...]

China: Transformation of the Nanxun wood industry

Major changes have taken place in the Nanxun timber industry over the past few years. The main change has been [...]

More than 600 companies urge Trump to end tariffs on Chinese imports

Companies across a wide array of industries have almost uniformly opposed the Trump administration's plan to expand a 25 [...]

West Fraser to permanently close Chasm lumber mill

West Fraser announced its intention to permanently close its Chasm lumber mill and eliminate the third shift from its 100 [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber reaches the second highest level on record

Global trade of softwood lumber reached 120 million m3 in 2018, the second highest level on record. The uptick in [...]

Germany: Summer price for wood pellets in June

As well as in May, in June the price of wood pellets in Germany fell from the previous month by [...]

Russian sawmilling industry- Factors influencing investments and business outlook

The Russian sawmilling industry is characterized by fragmentation, a division between large export-oriented companies and smaller companies relying on [...]

Former closed sawmill in BC converts to wood pellets; production exported to Japan

A sawmill in McBride, B.C., that shutdown 13 years ago is getting a new life as a wood pellet [...]

Europe’s “zero deforestation” policies: an opportunity for tropical timber?

Increasingly the twin concepts of “zero deforestation” and “embodied deforestation” lie at the heart of European policy making, both in [...]