South America

Brazil expands plywood exports to EU as falling supplies to US

    In May, Brazil reduced plywood exports to the U.S. by 38% year-on-year to [...]

Top global softwood lumber producers

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

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 [...]

US lawsuit bans Brazilian plywood due to poor quality

    A federal court judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recently entered a permanent injunction ordering the revocation [...]

Sonae Arauco inaugurates particleboard plant in Germany

Sonae Arauco officially inaugurated its state-of-the-art particleboard plant the Beeskow. Although the plant started operations in July [...]

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 [...]

EU tropical wood import value at highest level for a decade

    In the first three months of this year, the value of EU imports of tropical wood [...]

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 [...]