Russia

Russia might ban exports of particleboard

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation (Minpromtorg) has proposed to introduce a temporary ban on the [...]

International wood markets under a volatile period

Over the last six months we have witnessed one of the most volatile periods in forest product markets we've [...]

China: Softwood log imports remain strong despite shipping issues and rising prices

Softwood log market in China remained strong throughout the first quarter of 2021 with exporters paying king’s ransom for [...]

Russian Sveza plans large investment in a new sawmill and pellet plant

    Russian Sveza plans to invest 8.6 billion rubles (EUR 93.4 million) in the construction [...]

Changing trends in China’s softwood lumber import market

    According to the statistics released by China Customs, China’s import volume of softwood lumber decreased [...]

Global sawlog prices rising on an upward trend

Global sawlog prices are on an upward trend as lumber consumption has surged in many parts of the world.  [...]

European countries are rapidly expanding market shares on China’s softwood import market

Due to the bark beetle infestation, the European countries have gained serious market shares in China's softwood logs and [...]

Timber prices soar in China, supplies short amid coronavirus disruptions

Timber prices in China soared as imports have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put much stress [...]

Rising freight rates adding pressure on the plywood market

    A key concern in the plywood sector is soaring freight rates, notably in containerized trade. With [...]

Global lumber trade trends: US imports high, contrary to China, Japan and MENA

Softwood lumber imports to the US were up 4.5% y-o-y in 2020, contrary to most other regions [...]