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Top 15 biggest lumber producing companies in the world

GWMI picked the top 15 companies across the globe based on their softwood lumber production figures for 2021. The list [...]

China’s timber market report in October 2022: Import prices continue to fall

    According to the data of the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of [...]

Global demand for timber could grow fourfold by 2050

    The World Bank forecasts that global timber demand will quadruple by 2050, driven by economic and [...]

China: Considerable rise in European spruce log inventories

Softwood log inventories at China’s main ocean ports totaled 3.72 million m3 on October 29th, 2022, a slight [...]

Mixed developments in China-EU wood products trade

According to China Customs in the first nine months of 2022 China’s log imports fell 32% to 33 million [...]

Wood industry at COP 27: Combining climate protection and business

    At the COP 27 UN Climate Change Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, Austria's timber [...]

Ocean freights drop sharply as global trade slows down

In 2021, the skyrocketing shipping prices have made the world's major shipping companies more profitable, but now, such good [...]

Indonesia slows wood product exports to China and US

According to data recently released by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, as of September this year, Indonesia's [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber down 10%

Global trade of softwood lumber fell about 10% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period in [...]

Disruptions in global trade of lumber and logs due Ukraine war

    Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24th came as a shock to many in Europe [...]