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Major global lumber-exporting countries increased their shipments in early 2019

The uptick in demand for lumber continued in early 2019, with most of the major lumber-exporting countries increasing their [...]

Vietnam booming wood products exports to face shortage of raw materials

With its abundant potential in wood processing, Vietnam is emerging as a major exporter of finished wood products in the [...]

Recovery in EU softwood lumber deliveries to China, as Germany compensates sharp drop in Nordic exports

  After a -32% drop in exports last year, European softwood lumber deliveries to China have recovered in the [...]

Skyrocketing lumber prices in US as Canadian curtailments crisis escalates

News broke last Monday of another mill closure in British Columbia, which shifted trading in most framing lumber species to [...]

West Africa: Logs & sawnwood FOB prices for Chinese market under pressure

European markets are uninspiring according to producers. FOB prices remain at the same level as in the past 2 months [...]

EU asks for arbitration with Ukraine on wood export ban

The EU requested the establishment of an arbitration panel under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Ukraine’s export ban [...]

European log supply and lumber quality affected by bark beetle outbreaks and wildfires

On 18 June 2019, EOS, together with its Member, Fachverband der Holzindustrie Österreichs, hosted the EOS General Assembly and [...]

Negative performance for the US forest industry in April and May

US forest industry performance in April and May was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for [...]

WWF criticizes FSC: No positive environmental effects in northwestern Russia

The seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is considered by environmental organizations to be the most demanding international certificate [...]

Chinese tariffs will result in closing sawmills in US and falling hardwood prices

24% of hardwood produced in the United States is exported to China and 22% is exported to other countries. The [...]