Teak purchases from Myanmar discouraged in EU countries

Given continuing controversy in the EU over whether Myanmar teak can be traded in compliance with EUTR requirements, importers were [...]

Metsä Group bioproduct mill reaches nominal pulp capacity

Metsä Group has announced that its next-generation, bioproduct mill in Aanekoski, Finland, has reached its nominal capacity in August [...]

Timber backlogs increase at the Douala Port

    One factor in the contraction in Cameroon’s EU exports, which started in 2016, cited by [...]

Indonesian and Brazilian wood products exports affected by the changes in the US GSP

In a recent statement the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK) said it believes the wood products export target for [...]

Prices for wood products in Germany on the rise

    In July, a slightly upward trend for the German wood products price index could be noticed [...]

Softwood lumber production in the US increases, while output in Canada goes down

    U.S. sawmills produced 14.752 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first [...]

Latvian softwood lumber exports on a downward trend

Sawn and planed sawn softwood exports from Latvia went down by 15% during the Q1/2018, to 603,000 m3 [...]

China to publish FSC national forest stewardship standard

    China launches FSC national forest stewardship standard, reports FSC in its press release. Thus, China is [...]
August 16, 2018 Latest Trends / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / China

European tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

Russia: Sawnwood exports drop sharply due to low Chinese demand

In the first quarter of 2018, the supply of sawn softwood from Russia increased by 1.8% (YoY) to 6 [...]