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European importers discouraged from importing Myanmar teak

Given continuing controversy in the EU over whether Myanmar teak can be traded in compliance with EUTR requirements, importers were [...]

Changes to US GSP could distrupt Indonesian and Brazilian wood products exports

In a recent statement the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) said it believes the wood products export target for [...]

Timber backlogs grow at Douala Port

One factor in the contraction in Cameroon’s EU exports, which started in 2016, cited by a number of EU [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production on the rise, while Candian output falls

U.S. sawmills produced 14.752 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2018 [...]

Downward trend in Latvian sawn softwood exports

Sawn and planed sawn softwood exports from Latvia went down by 15% during the Q1/2018, to 603,000 m3 [...]

China introduces FSC national forest stewardship standard

China launches FSC national forest stewardship standard, reports FSC in its press release. Thus, China is the second country in [...]

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 [...]

Growth of Russian sawnwood exports negatively impacted by slowing Chinese demand

In the first quarter of 2018, the supply of sawn softwood from Russia increased by 1.8% (YoY) to 6 [...]

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 [...]