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  • August 09, 2018 12:13

China launches FSC national forest stewardship standard

China is the second country in the Asia Pacific region to publish a national forest stewardship standard based on the latest version of the FSC Principles & Criteria... [more...]

  • August 15, 2018 08:55

Romanian wood industry under pressure, with high timber auction prices and booming imports

After a difficult 2017-2018 harvesting season, marked by low standing timber volumes on the market and excessive prices, what is the outlook for Romanian wood industry in the autumn of 2018? ... [more...]

  • August 14, 2018 11:35

Western U.S. sawmills produced 7.1% more lumber in H1/2018

Western U.S. sawmills produced 7.406 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first half of 2018, a 7.1% increase from 6.915 bbf in the first six months of 2017, the Western Wood Products Assn. (WWPA) of Portland, Oregon, reported... [more...]

  • August 03, 2018 20:01

China prepares to hit US hardwood & softwood exports with 25% tariff

The Chinese government threatened on Friday 3rd of August 2018 to put tariffs on 60 billion USD of imports from the US if the Trump administration imposes its own new levies on Chinese goods. Check in this article the full list of wood products under threat from tariffs...... [more...]

  • August 08, 2018 09:15

Falling spruce prices and minimal logging in Tyrol

The Department of Forest Organization of the Province of Tyrol reports very low harvesting volumes in July due to the tense situation on the timber market... [more...]

  • August 14, 2018 12:01

Estonia: Pulpwood prices continue rising trend

In June 2018, the prices for roundwood in Estonia are significantly higher as compared to the same month of 2018. The prices for pulpwood ranges are at record levels... [more...]

  • August 14, 2018 10:29

Sharp fall in UK tropical timber imports

UK hardwood companies attributed the particularly sharp fall in their imports of tropical sawn hardwood to a number of factors. These included the situation in Douala and disruption in supply from Rougier, a major supplier to the country. They reported too that, after heavy buying in 2017, there was an excess of stock on the ground. General economic uncertainty in the market was additionally leading to customers buying just in time and little and often... [more...]

  • August 13, 2018 09:24

EU importers discouraged from importing Myanmar teak

Given continuing controversy in the EU over whether Myanmar teak can be traded in compliance with EUTR requirements, importers questioned by ITTO’s correspondent were surprised by EU import statistics showing a 46% increase in sawn hardwood trade with Myanmar in the first five months of this year... [more...]

  • August 10, 2018 11:56

Housing starts declined in June 2018 in all regions of the U.S.

Housing starts declined in June 2018 in all regions of the U.S.... [more...]

  • August 15, 2018 09:47

Furniture Council – a bright future for Malaysian manufacturers

Malaysia is one of the world’s top 10 furniture exporters. The global furniture market is expected to grow between 3% and 5% in the next five years... [more...]

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