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Chinese import of softwood lumber enters a falling trend

The steady increase in softwood lumber import in China continued during the first six months of 2020, but then entered [...]

Global container freight rates expected to hit new highs

    Freight rates are rising in various ways, and shipping companies’ fees are becoming diverse.   [...]

India could replace China as a substitute market for Australian timber

In November 2020, China claimed that harmful organisms were detected in multiple batches of logs imported from Australia. The Australian [...]

New Zealand log export prices dropped as China’s seasonal demand falls

    The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for New Zealand export logs in July decreased an average [...]

Log demand in China expected to drop as Taicang sawmills are forced to relocate

Softwood log inventory in China has risen to about 5.5m m3 and daily port off-take has dropped to [...]

Large timber importer from China to invest in Belarusian wood processing sector

    Kangkai Zhiguan (Heze) Industrial Development, a large Chinese importer of timber, accredited at the Belarusian Universal [...]

European timber industry companies sign petition for log export ban

More than 9000 European wood processing companies have signed the "Stop Log Exports" petition to be submitted to the European [...]

Chinese H1 log imports grow sharply, while sawn timber purchases crash

According to data released by the China customs, in the first half of 2021, a total of 31.61 million [...]

China: Log demand slows in July

The past six months have brought record New Zealand export log prices to China This has been because of a [...]

Australian softwood log exports crash due to China ban, prices stable

Australia’s average softwood log export price slumped to a reported AUDFob109/m3 in May 2021, down 16% on the [...]