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U.S. hardwood sector faces multiple issues from trade wars to changing consumption patterns

The biggest issue the hardwood industry faces is loss in domestic consumption. International hardwood export, Michael Snow, comments on key [...]

North American lumber pricing surge expected to persist in 2021

An unexpected rebound in wood product prices in December was boosting profits for Canadian forestry companies but leaving homeowners and [...]

With Chinese trade ban, Australia looks to India as a new market for its timber

With the embargo imposed by China on the importation of Australian logs still in effect, it is becoming a race [...]

European trade of wood chips has gone up substantially as sawmills have ramped up production

Softwood lumber production in Europe has increased steadily increased over the past five years. Consequently, additional volumes of sawmill by [...]

Phytosanitary controls extended to UK wood product imports from EU countries

A significant impact of the UK’s exit from the EU single market on 1st January is the requirement for [...]

North America: Wood products pricing volatility likely to persist in 2021

Pandemic-related supply constraints likely in new year  A year marked by high demand, supply constraints, and mercurial [...]

Australia’s role as a hardwood chip supplier to China and Japan has dramatically diminished in 2020

Hardwood chip exports from Australia fell 14% from 2018 to 2019, the first y-o-y decline since 2012. Total [...]

Finland: Log prices rose in November

In November, the prices of softwood logs were 3–5 per cent higher in real terms than the 2019 average [...]

Border checks on UK wood imports from EU will disrupt just-in-time trade

Until the end of this year, trucks can just roll into the UK from the European continent with no checks [...]