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Romania: Cartel forming accusations over Schweighofer, Kronospan and Egger

The Romanian Competition Council has extended again the investigation on the local timber market over 35 more companies operating in [...]

Uncertainty in China log market lowers prices for New Zealand’s logs exports

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average 7 NZD per JASm3 [...]

WTO partially rules in favor of Canada in the softwood lumber dispute with US

The World Trade Organization partially sided with Canada Tuesday in a dispute over US anti-dumping duties on lumber imports [...]

Boom in Russian softwood lumber train deliveries to China supported by the Belt & Road Initiative

According to trade data sourced from China Customs, China imported 36.8 million cubic metres of lumber in 2018, a [...]

Higher worldwide costs for wood chips and pulplogs

Wood fiber costs ranged between 45% and 70% of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world [...]

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood as of 16-31 March, 2019.       [...]

Roundwood prices in Latvia rise sharply

In the 2nd half of 2018, compared to the 1st half of 2018, the average purchase prices of softwood logs [...]

China reduced VAT on roundwood and lumber

VAT on some commodities and services has been reduced in order to stimulate the economy and support processing within the [...]

Forecast: Prices and export volumes for Finland’s pine and spruce sawnwood expected to fall this year

Lumber production in Finland grew slightly last year. Domestic consumption grew, but as the exports declined, sawnwood stocks in Finnish [...]

Booming Vietnamese economy as Chinese companies flee out of China to avoid trade war

The U.S. trade war with Beijing continues to boost the Vietnamese economy as companies dodge tariffs by relocating production [...]