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Vietnam aims to reach US$11 billion in wood products exports this year

Vietnam aims to push wood export value beyond US$11 billion this year and to develop a production chain and [...]

Slower pace in US softwood lumber prices

Softwood lumber trading geared down from a faster pace earlier in the month, with traders citing inclement weather as the [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices up 6% in 2018

For the Finnish wood industry, the year 2018 was characterized by a clear rise in the real stumpage prices of [...]

China plans to boost its forestry industry output by 50% until 2025

China's top forestry authority has made plans to boost the forestry industry and set development goals. The industry pledges [...]

Is the weakness in the US housing starts a sign of economic recession?

A number of market analysts have pointed to signs of weakness in the U.S. housing market as an indicator [...]

Austria: Wood pellets price reaches € 250 per tonne

Enplus A1 wood pellets' price in Austria got up to an average of € 250 per tonne, or 5.11 Cent [...]

Rougier/ Malvaux deal not expected to disrupt the plywood market

The acquisition of the €30 million turnover timber and plywood business Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux by plywood and decorative panels leader [...]

Difficult plywood trading year forecast

European plywood businesses say they anticipate ‘a lot of challenges’ this year and one predicted ‘very difficult trading’.   [...]

Volume of US imports of China’s hardwood plywood falls 76%

US imports of hardwood plywood increased in volume by 11% in November but are still down 20% year to date [...]

Lumber exports from British Columbia to China start to go down, as demand decreases

British Columbia's lumber exports to China are decreasing, as the country's slowing economic growth traces demand for one [...]