Asia & Middle East

Vietnamese wood processors shut down temporarily

    Although Vietnam’s wood and wood exports grew by more than 62% (year-on-year) in [...]

US and Vietnam reach timber deal avoiding tariffs

The US and Vietnam reached an agreement over illegally harvested and traded timber that will see the Asian nation avert [...]

Record high US lumber prices shifted global lumber trade flows in H1/2021

    US lumber prices reached unprecedented highs in the 2Q/21. For example, the costs for 2x4 [...]

Two scenarios for Vietnam’s wood product exports for the remaining months of 2021

In the first two quarters of 2021 exports of wood and wood products from Vietnam increased but due to the [...]

Q3/2021 trends in the global forest industry

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

Skyrocketing freight rates puts pressure on European timber import prices

The key topic when it comes to European imports from Asia remains freight rates. A 40ft container from Malaysia or [...]

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 [...]