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Surge in foreign investment from China in Vietnam’s wood processing sector

The surge in the number of new FDI projects into Vietnam’s wood processing sector continues. Most of the investment [...]

Netherlands’ rising influence in EU tropical timber trade

The Netherlands has traditionally played an important role as a driver of tropical timber demand in the EU.    [...]

US softwood lumber price lost ground

The price of benchmark construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodity Western Spruce-Pine-Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr [...]

Swedish Setra reports lower profits on ”increasingly challenging market conditions”

Swedish wood products company Setra has reported an operating profit of SEK 95 (287) million for the period January-September [...]

European consortium forms to promote timber as choice for multi-storey buildings

Armed with €10m in EU funding, a consortium of 21 European companies and organisations has formed to try and make [...]

China: Prices of imported logs and lumber in September 2019

      Prices in the Guangdong Yuzhu Timber Market        [...]

30 million m3 of beetle wood expected in Czech forests this year

In 2019, it is estimated that 30 million cubic meters of beetle wood will be produced in Czech forests. Accordingly [...]

Trump to suspend tariff hike on Chinese imports

President Trump said Friday the government had reach a “phase one” trade agreement with China and won’t be moving [...]

Stable softwood lumber production in U.S.; Canadian output drops sharply

U.S. sawmills produced 20.687 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2019 [...]

Swedish foresters to drop timber prices due to slow sawnwood demand and bark beetle calamity

The Swedish forest owners association Mellanskog has announced a decrease in its timber prices.     According to [...]