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China drastically reduces imports of Russian logs and switches to lumber

In January-May, log imports to China from Russia declined 26.2% y-o-y to 3.6 million m3 [...]

New player in the Swedish sawmill industry: Bergkvist-Insjön and Siljan Group to merge

The owners of Bergkvist-Insjön AB and Siljan Group AB have decided to create a strong joint sawmill group [...]

Vietnam’s wood products to expand on the EU market due to free trade deal

Vietnam and the European Union (EU) last week signed a landmark free trade deal that will slash tariffs on almost [...]

US wood industry counts cost of trade dispute with China

The US trade and tariff war with China that has been reignited in recent weeks is directly impacting American log [...]

Brazilian wood products exports up 29% in May

In May 2019, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 29% in value compared to May [...]

West Fraser announces curtailments in Alberta

Today, West Fraser announced a temporary, two-week suspension of production at its Alberta Plywood operations and High Prairie sawmill [...]

EU softwood logs exports to China double this year

The total European softwood logs deliveries to China have went significantly up during the first quarter of the year, due [...]

Vietnam shows increasing hunger for American wood

Vietnam has been moving towards building a sustainable wood processing industry that uses legal materials in accordance with international and [...]