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China extends ban on imports of timber from Australia due to bark beetle

   China has indefinitely suspended imports of all Victorian timber logs, less than a week after an unofficial ban [...]

China: Softwood logs and lumber imports update in Jan.-Sep. 2020

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.6 million m3 at the end of September 2020 [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices correct further down

   North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices did correct down a bit more last week; however, demand [...]

Europe: Timber harvest down after 6 years

   European timber harvests down in 2019 after six years of year-over-year increases - European timber harvests fell [...]

EUTR and FLEGT will become UK domestic legislation

   The Office of Product Safety and Standards has issued guidance staring that from January 1, 2021, Great Britain [...]

Belarus seeks to expand forest products exports to China

Belarus' forestry industry plans to expand into Asian markets.    During the ministerial meeting, Forestry Minister Vitaly [...]

Canadian lumber companies make record profits; optimistic outlook for 2021

   Canadian lumber companies that pulled in record earnings are optimistic about next year despite lower wood prices, as [...]

UK Timber Regulation to replace EUTR starting 2021

   The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) draws its members' attention to the fact that on January 1, 2021, the [...]

Tropical wood prices and demand stable in West Africa

   There has been little change in prices in West Africa. Demand is stable, both in the West African [...]

Ireland: Coillte wood supplies set to dry up next year

   Supplies of wood needed for home building from Irish State company Coillte are set to dry up next [...]