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Booming Vietnamese economy as Chinese companies flee out of China to avoid trade war

The U.S. trade war with Beijing continues to boost the Vietnamese economy as companies dodge tariffs by relocating production [...]

LIGNA 2019: Primary wood industry out in force

The LIGNA show in Hannover, Germany, is back again from 27 to 31 May this year with another roundup of [...]

2018 prices of softwood logs rose in Sweden and Estonia; Central European spruce oversupply dropped prices

In Sweden, softwood logs prices rose moderately throughout 2018. The nominal average price of spruce logs rose by eight per [...]

China: 25 new particleboard plants put into operation in 2018 with 4 mil. m3 added capacity

The production capacity of China's fiberboard and particleboard is constantly changing. Some new production lines are put into construction [...]

Swedish Setra confident that wood products trade with the UK will continue after Brexit

Wood products company Setra evaluated potential impacts of BREXIT on the company’s operations.    Olle Berg [...]

US lumber prices drop for six consecutive weeks

While softness prevailed in prices, trading in US framing lumber picked up modestly amid drier and warmer weather in some [...]

European sawmills delivered 4 million m3 of softwood lumber to the US in 2018

European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in 2018, although the pace of growth was significantly lower [...]

Europe’s role in the global furniture trade

Despite recent deterioration in the EU’s balance of furniture trade, European manufacturers remain a major force in the international [...]

Russia: Lumber exports equalize exports of logs

  In 2018, Russia continued to reduce the exports of logs and increase the exports of lumber. The export [...]

Vietnam expected to surpass China as largest supplier of wooden products to the US

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially took effect on December 30, 2018 and came into [...]