China

Strong log demand in China but supply constrained

Softwood log inventory in China has increased as expected over the Chinese New Year period to 4.5 million m3 [...]

Russian log export ban set to heavily impact Chinese timber mills

    Russia has made more than one proposal to ban the export of logs, but for various [...]

Unstable export log markets to China, price corrections expected

  In a period when price corrections are expected, export log markets to China appear with a degree of [...]

Current trends in global sawn softwood market

On February 18, the Wood from Finland Conference 2021 took place organized by Sahateollisuus, the Finnish Member of the European [...]

China to reduces tariffs on some wood products

  China’s Custom Tariff Commission of the State Council has reduced tariffs on certain forestry products imported into [...]

Global container freight rates at record levels

  Global container freight rates continued to sky-rocket into the new year as major freight companies applied surcharges [...]

Australia’s log exports collapse due to Chinese import ban

Australia’s log exports fell to a five-year low in December 2020, down 47% on the prior December and [...]

Russia’s log export ban to have a far-reaching impact on global forest product markets

Russia’s proposed log export ban in 2022 will have a far-reaching impact on global forest product markets.  [...]

Global lumber producers see their profitability go up substantially

Times have been good for lumber producers in 2020, with profitability rising worldwide. Most important lumber producing countries have had [...]

European softwood lumber exports to China rise 12% in 2020

  Despite the coronavirus pandemic which first hit China and then spread all over the world, European softwood lumber [...]
February 16, 2021 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Sawmilling / China / Europe