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Editor’s pickGlobal forest industry rides out tumultuous year

23-12-2020
market, trend, covid-19, global, wood, pulp, biomass

Wood Resources International has published a report on the global forest industry, outlining the key fluctuations and trends within the timber, pulpwood, pulp, lumber and wood biomass sectors. Here are their findings: Global Timber Markets Strong lumber sales and a weakening US dollar moved sawlog prices upward in many markets worldwide in …

UK global tariff for wood and wood products released

27-05-2020
UK global tariff, wood, wood products, Brexit

From 1 January 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT) will replace the EU’s Common External Tariff, which applies until 31 December 2020, reported TTJ. The duty rates will become applicable to customs entries made on or from 1 January 2021 when the UK formally exits the EU. The changes …

Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules

31-03-2020
Certification, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Environment, Forests, Global Trade, Illegal Logging, Illegal Timber Trade, Illegal Trade, Logging, Sustainability, Sustainable Forest Management, Timber, Timber Laws, Tropical Forests

By Hans Nicholas Jong, Mongabay News The European Union says a move by Indonesia to no longer require that wood exports be verified as coming from legal sources threatens the timber trade between the two sides. The EU has since 2016 put its trust in Indonesia’s timber certification scheme, the SVLK, to ensure that the wood it imports …

WRQ: Global trade volume of softwood in 2019 remained stable but prices declined in all continents

16-03-2020
Wood Resource Quarterly, global timber markets, global lumber markets, US, China, 2018, 2019, review

Global Timber Markets Global trade volume of softwood in 2019 remained stable but prices declined in all continents. • Global trade of softwood logs in 2019 remained practically unchanged from 2018 at 93 million m3. As much as 45% of globally shipped logs were destined for China, reported the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). • Sawlog …

Editor’s pickFPInnovations releases latest edition of CLT Handbook

02-03-2020
CLT, FPInnovation, CLT handbook, new edition, technology, mass-timber-building global movement, knowledge transfer, designer, construction

FPInnovations, a non-profit specialising in creating solutions that support the global competitiveness of the Canadian forest sector, and its government and industry partners, recently launched the all-new 2019 2nd edition of the building-construction game-changing, “Canadian CLT Handbook.” Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is …

Stabilisation in the laminate flooring market in 2019; 6% decline in Asian markets

14-01-2020
European production, laminate flooring, EPLF, market performance, global

In 2019, the worldwide sales of the EPLF members was 447 million m² of laminate flooring from European production (2018: 454 million m², i.e. -1.5%). The second half of 2019 has witnessed an upturn recovering and is stabilising at a high level, even though the influence of declining world trade remains noticeable globally. The EPLF "home …

Global production of wood products posts highest growth in 70 years

03-01-2020
FAO, global, wood products, 70 years, Food and Agriculture Organisation, forest statistics

The global production and trade of major wood products such as industrial roundwood, sawnwood and wood-based panels have surged to their highest level since the Food and Agriculture Organization began recording forest statistics in 1947. According to the latest data released by FAO on 19 December, record volumes of wood-based products were …