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Lumber prices in the US keep on going down through August

The plunge in framing lumber prices in the US was unabated, but another round of steep discounting drew in more [...]

Ghana’s wood products exports up 24% in January-April 2018

In the first four months of 2018 Ghana’s wood product exports totalled 115,225 cu.m compared to 92 [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

Japan’s wood exports reach highest level in 40 years on booming Chinese demand

Japanese wood exports are booming again due to higher demand in Asia, and mostly from China. In 2017, Japanese exports [...]

Vietnam’s wood products exports reach almost US$5 billion in January-July 2018

The export revenue of Vietnamese wood and wooden products was estimated at US$4.8 billion in the first seven [...]

Brazilian wood-based products up by 23% in June 2018

In June 2018 the total value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 23% compared [...]

Roundwood prices in Estonia way above the levels of last year

In June 2018, the prices for roundwood in Estonia are significantly higher as compared to the same month of 2018 [...]

US lumber prices drop sharply at the beginning of August

Framing lumber prices in US spiraled downward, as mills searched for trading levels to little avail. Deep double-digit cuts [...]

Netherlands: Sawmilling company Wijma ceases activities in Southwest-Cameroon

Due to the intensified conflict between opposing parties and security forces in Cameroon’s North and Southwest provinces, Dutch wood [...]