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Global Trends Review

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

Russian Timber Journal 10-2020: European Union is going to conduct an anti-dumping investigation in relation to birch plywood import from Russia, EU may impose duties; interview with Ilya Korotkov, Director General at Cherepovets Plywood and Furniture Mill; Russia is consistently growing the export of larch sawn timber

Russian Timber Journal 10-2020: the European Commission reported the start of the investigation that will determine whether Russian birch plywood import is subject to dumping and whether the European Union industry was harmed; WhatWood Agency had a conversation...

EUTR to become UK domestic legislation starting January 1, 2021

November 12, 2020 ` 19:14  
The European Timber Regulation and Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) will no longer apply in the United Kingdom from 1 January 2021. The European Timber Regulation (EUTR) and FLEGT will become UK domestic legislation as the...

EU27 tropical sawnwood imports down sharply from all major supply countries

November 6, 2020 ` 17:30  
EU27 imports of tropical sawnwood declined sharply from all major supply countries in the first eight months of 2020; down 17% YoY from Cameroon to 182,500 m³, 24% YoY from Brazil to 82,200 m³, 16% YoY from Gabon to 67,900...

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...