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Sharp fall for Brazilian wood products exports in June 2019

The value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products in June 2019 (excluding pulp and paper products) fell 12% year [...]

New Zealand log exports to China up 27.2% in Q2/2019

Log exports from New Zealand to China expanded 27.2% y-o-y in second quarter of 2019 to 4 [...]

Timber exports to China: Russia and New Zealand at ”war”

Russia is currently China's largest timber source. In 2018, Russian exports to China reached 15.65 million cubic meters [...]

U.S. removes some Chinese furniture from planned 10% tariffs

The Trump administration is sparing some Chinese-made household furniture  from its next rounds of 10% tariffs.    [...]

Belarus to start producing wood pellets on a massive scale

A program to build six pellet plants in Belarus is being implemented. All of them will be operational in H1 [...]

Value of British Columbia’s softwood lumber shipments to US in H1 plunges 25%

The value of B.C. softwood shipments into the United States has plunged 25 per cent as American duties and [...]

Pellet prices start to rise in Germany

The August pellet price in Germany has increased compared to the previous month. It rose slightly by 0.8 percent [...]

Conifex expects further reduction in lumber shipments

Conifex Timber Inc. reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.  The company incurred net loss [...]

Russia could ban timber exports to China

Russia could ban timber exports to China unless Beijing takes action to help mitigate the effects of illegal logging, a [...]

US hardwood industry sees opportunities in the Indian market

The market for American hardwoods in India is on its way to fulfil its true potential over the course of [...]