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Q3/2021 trends in the global forest industry

    Softwood sawlog prices have gone up in worldwide in the past year. By far, the most [...]

Wood trade in Africa disrupted by shipping issues

After reaching historic highs in June, the price of OSB in US began to drop through the summer, at one [...]

China: Port congestions impact log supply

Log stocks in China have not increased but there is a lot of volume on boats queuing at Chinese ports [...]

Demand for hardwood in Europe has surged – prices have hit new highs

It’s been six months plus of extremes and superlatives in the European sawn hardwood sector. Importers, distributors and merchants [...]

Global timber supply chains could be hit hard by the Delta variant

Vietnam’s exports of timber and its wood products are facing a crisis since the Delta variant outbreak hit in [...]

Global shipping bottlenecks set to prolong supply chain turmoil

Tenfold jump in costs since start of pandemic squeezes importers and exporters    The closure of a [...]

Highest EU tropical wood imports since 2012

EU27 imports of tropical wood and wooden furniture started this year slowly in January and February but surged to US [...]

Prices of imported lumber at main Chinese timber distribution markets in August 2021

    The below index contains the latest update (August 2021) for prices of lumber from three major [...]

Prices for China’s imported lumber fall sharply after record highs

This year's crazy import price rise in China came to an end in late May. Throughout June, the Chinese [...]

Strong lumber markets in N. America and Europe push up sawlog prices in Q1/2021

The strong lumber markets in North America and Europe resulted in higher sawlog prices in most parts of the world [...]