China

40% of Chinese factories in Gabon have ceased production

It is estimated that about 40% of Gabon’s Chinese factories have ceased production. In some cases, the plywood plants [...]

Is China going to ban imports of Canadian timber?

On June 16, China announced that pests were found in logs imported from Canada. This news triggered concerns in the [...]

South American log supply to China restarts

According to Timber Industry News sources, the supply of logs in South America to China has recently restarted.   [...]

European spruce supply to China disrupted by container shortage

    China will receive more and more spruce from European forests, which are currently destroyed by storms [...]

Global lumber producers more profitable in early 2020

    The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of [...]

Significant recovery in China’s softwood lumber imports in April

After Chinese imports of softwood lumber experienced a though first quarter, a significant recovery was noticed at the beginning of [...]

Where is the Chinese timber market heading in the post-pandemic era?

As the world is gradually entering the post-coronavirus period, there is one main question that haunts the global wood [...]

Forecast: Chinese lumber imports from the Nordic countries to exceed those from Canada

    In early 2020, due to oversupply, the declining prices made European lumber producers more globally competitive [...]

Global sawlog prices hardly change in Q1, despite trade interruptions

    Global sawlog prices hardly change in Q1 from Q4, despite trade interruptions, uncertainty about short-term [...]