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The race to replace Russia will increase the demand for Finnish softwood lumber

The next few years will see a major change in the Finnish forest industry, as Russia and Belarus are out [...]

List of Russian wood products banned by the EU

The European Union has agreed on a new sanctions package, including an embargo on Russian wood imports for invading Ukraine [...]

Could Russia and China increase log and softwood lumber trade?

Before the onset of the global financial crisis , Russia was China’s primary softwood log supplier. The Russian industry has [...]

Log and lumber supply from Europe to China expected to drop in the upcoming years

Harvesting in Europe may have reached peak levels and reductions in softwood logs from Europe due to lower harvest levels [...]

Companies in the German timber industry expecting tough times due to ongoing supply chain problems

The war in Ukraine causes the business climate index in the German timber industry to fall drastically. The current order [...]

Current state of China’s log import market

While it appears that the upward pressure on shipping prices has abated, the China log demand has come off  from [...]

Estonian market sees sharp timber shortage as 30% of supply is now missing

    Due to the sanctions imposed on Russia and Belarus, Estonia is missing 30 percent of the [...]

Germany: Rise in spruce log prices eases

In January 2022, the German producer price indices for spruce only partially continued the upward trend that had been going [...]

China’s plywood exports hit record high

China’s plywood exports hit a record high According to China Customs plywood exports were 12.35 million cubic metres [...]