Archives: July 2020

S. America, Europe boost log supply to China, N. Zealand exports dropping

Log supply into China has increased, with South America and Europe responsible for most of this increase. European supply during [...]

Chinese flooring giant to invest big in US

Chinese flooring manufacturing giant Create Flooring Solutions (CFL) will invest $70 million in a new 252,000-square-foot manufacturing [...]

Interruption of Chinese plywood supply to Europe

    On supply, some interruption was reported out of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the lockdown; some [...]

Malaysian timber companies facing the pandemic

A recently released report details the upheavals experienced by the timber industry during the Movement Control Order (MCO) first implemented [...]

Impact on wood markets of the European bark beetle crisis

  Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe was damaged by a [...]

Sweden and Germany expand softwood lumber exports to China

    Despite the ongoing pandemic and the lockdowns which have slowed trade in many European countries, EU [...]

Global timber trade impacted by rising ocean freight rates

The latest maritime analysis report shows that the World Container Index has increased by 8.8%, or US$151, to [...]

Finland: Prices of logs on a downward trend

    In May, the average stumpage price for pine logs was EUR 53.9 per cubic metre [...]

Setra to invest in a new planing mill in Sweden

Swedish wood products company Setra is expanding its range of construction timber with a major investment in new planed products [...]

UK imports of wood pellets hit record monthly high

The UK's wood pellet imports hit a new April high earlier this year, as biomass-fired generation took a [...]