Market Analysis

Belarusian furniture companies’ number doubled in the last three years

In 2018 furniture output in Belarus may reach roughly $612 million, 60.6% up from 2013, the press service of [...]

Wood pellet imports in South Korea reach all-time high in November

South Korean wood pellet imports reached an all-time high in November, as more cargoes reached Busan and Pohang ports [...]

Many plywood mills in Malaysia and Indonesia stop production due to logs supply shortage

    Log supply shortage is serious in both Malaysia and Indonesia, and this has forced some plywood [...]

Global sawlog prices keep on decreasing during Q3/2018

Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3 [...]

Lumber prices in the US go down in December

Demand for framing lumber was light in the first week of December. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and [...]

Russian lumber exports on the rise; log exports volumes descend

In January-October 2018, Russia increased its lumber exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics published [...]

Overview of the the current trends in the Chinese plywood market

There are around 5,500 major enterprises manufacturing plywood in China. The total production capacity of plywood by these enterprises [...]

Finnish lumber production soared during Q3/2018

Sawmill lumber production volumes in Finland rose to 2.7 million cubic meters in July-September, up by 3.8 [...]

Swedish sawmills seek new market segment in China

    China does not have a well-developed quality system with third-party controls like the Nordic [...]
December 12, 2018 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / China / Europe

EU imports of tropical sawnwood grow by 9% during Jan.-Sept. 2018

Despite a slow start to the year, EU imports of tropical sawnwood were 539,000 MT in the first nine [...]
December 12, 2018 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe