Australia and Pacific Region

China: Log stocks continue to decline, import prices show an upward trend

    The log inventory in China continued to decline in August, and prices showed an upward trend [...]

Trends in the global wood markets: What to expect for the end of the year?

    For the global wood industry the end of 2022 seems to be as turbulent as in [...]

China: Rise in CIF prices for lumber imports

    CIF prices for China’s lumber imports from most suppliers rose in the first half of [...]

China: August review of the softwood log market

China softwood log inventory has remained stable at about 4.6 - 4.7m. Fresh pine logs are sold quickly after [...]

‘Timber cities’ could save a billion tonnes of emissions by 2100, scientists say

Making new homes out of wood instead of steel and concrete could avoid more than 100 billion tonnes of CO2 [...]

Borg Manufacturing starts thin MDF board production at Oberon site in Australia

    Borg Manufacturing produced its first board on the new MDF plant made by Siempelkamp. This milestone [...]

China: Falling stocks of N. American logs and European spruce logs

Softwood log inventories at the China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.96 million m3 on July 30th, 2022, a [...]

Dramatic decline in China’s softwood log imports in H1/2022

China’s log imports in the first half of 2022 totaled 22.38 million cubic meters valued at US$4 [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber slowed in early 2022

Global trade of softwood lumber slowed in early 2022, in particular lumber headed to China, the US, and Germany, where [...]