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Top global softwood lumber producers

    In 2021, the 25 biggest softwood sawmills in the world produced more than 85 million m [...]

New Zealand log export prices at a low level in June

    June is historically the poorest performing month in the New Zealand export log market and this [...]

Global port congestion improves, freight rates will remain high

High freight costs, congestion at terminals, earlier peak seasons and due to strict Covid-19 lockdown measures have had a [...]

Rebound in China’s log imports expected from August

Generally, in June there is a supply and demand imbalance in China as the seasonal demand drops during the Chinese [...]

China’s demand for logs depends on lockdown easing; but hopes are high from August

China softwood log inventory has risen steadily to 5.6m. Considering significant parts of China have been in lockdown, log [...]

China’s log imports fall sharply through April

In April 2022, the import volume of logs in China was 3.84 million m³, a year-on-year decrease [...]

Current softwood log inventories at Chinese ports

    Softwood log inventories at the China’s main ocean ports totaled 5.7 million m3 on [...]

New Zealand: Log export market update in May 2022

Although the May at wharf gate (AWG) New Zealand log export prices are very similar to those offered in April [...]

China: Timber supply pressure rises as lockdowns continue

    Since 2020, Covid-19 lockdowns have had a huge downstream impact on the global timber supply [...]

New Zealand’s timber exports could face disruption as Russia seeks to expand to China

    The ongoing war in Ukraine has the potential to disrupt New Zealand’s timber exports, as [...]