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Boom in Russian softwood lumber train deliveries to China supported by the Belt & Road Initiative

According to trade data sourced from China Customs, China imported 36.8 million cubic metres of lumber in 2018, a [...]

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood

Latest prices for Brazilian logs, sawnwood and plywood as of 16-31 March, 2019.       [...]

Roundwood prices in Latvia rise sharply

In the 2nd half of 2018, compared to the 1st half of 2018, the average purchase prices of softwood logs [...]

China reduced VAT on roundwood and lumber

VAT on some commodities and services has been reduced in order to stimulate the economy and support processing within the [...]

Forecast: Prices and export volumes for Finland’s pine and spruce sawnwood expected to fall this year

Lumber production in Finland grew slightly last year. Domestic consumption grew, but as the exports declined, sawnwood stocks in Finnish [...]

Booming Vietnamese economy as Chinese companies flee out of China to avoid trade war

The U.S. trade war with Beijing continues to boost the Vietnamese economy as companies dodge tariffs by relocating production [...]

LIGNA 2019: Primary wood industry out in force

The LIGNA show in Hannover, Germany, is back again from 27 to 31 May this year with another roundup of [...]

SCA completes acquisition of Latvian Forestry Company

SCA has acquired Latvian Forest Company’s forest and land assets in Latvia, in total 10 000 hectares for the [...]

2018 prices of softwood logs rose in Sweden and Estonia; Central European spruce oversupply dropped prices

In Sweden, softwood logs prices rose moderately throughout 2018. The nominal average price of spruce logs rose by eight per [...]

Brazil: Wood products exports on the rise in February

In February 2019, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 3.2% in value compared [...]