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Trends are about to change in China’s softwood log, lumber supply chain

Ongoing developments and emerging themes in China continue to significantly impact market dynamics; these key themes are unmistakable to anyone [...]

Stable softwood lumber prices in the US this month

Firm to higher prices were the rule on the heels of last week’s activity in the US. Some follow [...]

Forecast: China to become British Columbia’s main forest products export market, surpassing the US

Canada’s key export-support organization boldly predicts China will surpass the United States as British Columbia’s top market [...]

Europe’s forests in danger: 100 million m3 of wood damages caused by storms and the bark beetle

The autumn storm "Vaia", which led to large-scale damages in the forests of northern Italy and southern Austria from [...]

US softwood lumber prices dropped by 21% since June

In October, prices for softwood lumber in the U.S. dropped 10.3% - the largest decline since May 2011.  [...]

China cuts import tariffs on wood products to 5.4% from 6.6%; trade war with US continues to impact markets

A recent government announcement effective November 1st, 2018 states that China has reduced import tariffs on more than 1,500 [...]

Russia might temporarily ban the export of roundwood to China

Russia can temporarily restrict roundwood exports to China due to the issues of forest reproduction and destruction, Minister of Natural [...]

Russian timber industry exports expected to reach $12 billion in 2018

The 9th International Forest and Man Forum was launched at the Expocentre Central Exhibition Complex in Moscow on October 22nd [...]

Finnish softwood lumber exports drop sharply this year; exports to Asia and the Middle East collapse

The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world decreased by -4% during January - September 2018, as compared to the same [...]