Asia & Middle East

Prices for New Zealand’s exported logs on the rise as demand in China is strong

Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong with regional differences in log supply and demand [...]

Strong demand for logs in China due to busy construction season

Log inventory in China has increased about 300k m3 in the last month to around 4.6m m3, with congestion [...]

Vietnamese wood product exporters advised to take actions to optimise US market

Vietnam has enjoyed a surge in timber and wood product exports to the US this year, but businesses need to [...]

Global hardwood, softwood prices fell in Q2/2020

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing fiber price indices [...]

US to start investigation on Vietnam timber imports

    At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative [...]

Russian plywood more competitive on the European market

Indonesian plywood supply is also reported to be almost back to normal, albeit with freight rates increasing costs. One importer [...]

Global housing markets expected to face a tough 2021

    Most major housing markets won’t keep up with consumer price inflation in 2021 and are [...]

EUTR and FLEGT cause market shifts in the tropical wood market

    The European timber trade regulation EUTR and the FLEGT agreement concluded with Indonesia are causing market [...]