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Europe could be a future destination for American softwoods

American Softwoods Consultant, Charles Trevor, was interviewed by AEIM (Spanish Association of Wood Trade and Industry) and the article appeared [...]

France: Heatwave expected to bring bark beetle infestation; softwood prices already down sharply

Long waves of heat, dry weather have brought the worst bark beetle infestation in two decades to eastern France, ruining [...]

NZ log prices drop sharply; shippers blame cheap Russian and Scandinavian sawn timber arriving by train

New Zealand logs are piling up on Chinese wharves as cheap sawn timber arrives by train from Russia and Scandinavia [...]

Chinese companies seeking alternatives to US timbers

At present, Chinese companies have been able to absorb the increased tariff levels on imported US timber raw materials but [...]

China: Railway deliveries expected to sharply reduce timber imports through ports

How will the competition between railway transported timber and port timber affect the market structure in China? Some market participants [...]

France: The bark beetle crisis pushes down the prices for softwoods at auctions

In the northern half of France, forest owners of spruce and fir are very concerned. During an unusually mild winter [...]

Antwerp to host this year’s International Softwood Conference

Antwerp, on the crossroads of international trade and a major harbour for wood and wood products, will be the host [...]

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 [...]

Russia might ban raw timber exports by 2035

The Russian State Duma was submitted a law-in-draft on a long-term moratorium on raw timber exports until [...]

Eastern Europen countries boost timber imports from outside the EU

While there was some increase in imports by a few western European countries in 2018, eastern EU countries recorded much [...]