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Global Trends Review

Major trends of the week in the world’s forest industry.

Sweden: roundwood prices continue to decrease

October 27, 2020 ` 18:42  
The trend of decreasing delivery prices in Sweden continued during the third quarter of 2020, according to new statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency. The price of pulpwood decreased by 5.9% and the sawlog price by 3%, in...

EU to launch anti-dumping procedure for birch plywood imports from Russia

October 20, 2020 ` 16:54  
Following a complaint brought by the Woodstock Consortium acting on behalf of the Union producers of birch plywood, who represent a majority of the total European Union (EU) production of the product, the EU has launched an anti-dumping...

Japan significantly reduced imports of Russian veneer logs

August 21, 2020 ` 15:44  
The Russian government has been promoting wood processing in the Russian Far East region and log export duty has been raised step by step, which reduced supply of larch logs for plywood manufacturing in Japan. The duty was...

Canadian sawn timber production rises sharply in May 2020

August 17, 2020 ` 17:49  
Canada’s sawn timber production increased 24.7% from April 2020 to 4.36 million m³ in May 2020. Production was 18.7% lower than in May 2019, as Statistics Canada reported. Canadian sawmills shipped 4.1 million m³ of sawn timber in...

UK imports of tropical hardwood plywood from China fall 60%

August 14, 2020 ` 18:50  
The UK imported 40,000 m³ of tropical hardwood faced plywood from China in Jan-May 2020, 60% less than the same period last year. UK imports of this commodity from China were at unusually high levels in 1H 2019...

Russian Timber Journal 07-2020: small enterprises are mastering OSB production; Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry; Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, proposes to combine the powers of forestry and timber industry in one federal body

Russian Timber Journal 07-2020: small enterprises are mastering OSB production, interview with the head of Rozas LLC, an OSB production newcomer; Russian Government gave new instructions for the development of the timber industry; Viktoria Abramchenko, Russian Deputy Prime...

Russian Timber Journal 06-2020: interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners; plywood export from Russia demonstrates confident growth; according to Rosleskhoz data, timber harvesting in Russia reduced by 8% in 2019 by final Rosleskhoz data

Russian Timber Journal 06-2020: interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners; plywood export from Russia demonstrates confident growth; according to Rosleskhoz data, timber harvesting in Russia reduced by 8% in 2019...

European plywood imports slump

July 2, 2020 ` 17:34  
According to analysis of latest UK Government and Eurostat statistics, total plywood imports by the EU27+UK (excluding internal trade) dropped by 16% YoY to 1.58 million m3 from January-April 2020. This follows a dip of 5.3% YoY to...

WRI: The Coronavirus has not stopped the global trade of forest products

July 1, 2020 ` 18:34  
The Coronavirus Epidemic has negatively impacted the supply chains for numerous industry sectors worldwide the past few months. Many commodity products saw reduced trade during March and April, a result of reduced demand, closures of manufacturing facilities to...

New U.S. Home Construction in April Slumps by Most on Record

June 30, 2020 ` 13:40  
U.S. home construction starts plunged in April by the most in records back to 1959, as the nationwide lockdown to control the spread of the coronavirus hammered the housing market and broader economy. Residential starts plummeted 30.2% to...