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Tight timber and panel product supply conditions to continue into 2021: Timber Trade Federation

14-12-2020
United Kingdom, trade, export, import, supply

The very challenging situation for the timber supply chain in 2020, affected by pandemic-related issues and massive changes in market dynamics, and exacerbated by high levels of global demand for timber and wood products, is setting the scene for continuing tight timber supply conditions certainly into Q2 2021, if not longer, warns the Timber …

Brazil: Wood-based product exports rise 32% in October 2020

09-12-2020
Brazil, exports, trade, wood products

The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has reported that in October 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 32% compared to October 2019, from US$222.6 million to US$293.7 million. The value of October pine sawnwood exports increased 29% year-on-year from US$36.6 million in 2019 …

China: Furniture exports from Harbin City recover

08-12-2020
China, furniture, exports, trade

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, furniture exporters have seen many overseas orders cancelled and enterprises in Harbin City, Heilongjiang Province, have slowed production. However, the rise of work-from-home culture in many countries has created demand for furniture suited to this work style. Manufacturers in Harbin City were quick to link …

Editor’s pickRussia could ban softwood log exports by 2022

28-10-2020
Russia, ban, export, wood ban, trade

In a recent statement, Russian President Mr Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest products, and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs (in his terms: “hard-hitting decriminalisation of the industry”). He also requested a “complete ban on shipments of …

Editor’s pickEuropean softwood lumber exports hit 45% in 2020

23-10-2020
Europe, export, trade, softwood

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the …