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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 …

European hardwood markets feel the pinch of global trade tensions and general economy slowdown

10-12-2019
European hardwood markets, global trade tension, economic slowdown, International Hardwood Conference, Berlin

Following a relatively positive period in 2018, the European hardwood markets this year have felt the pinch of the global trade tensions and general slowdown of the economy, with Chinese demand for European hardwood slowing down a little. Demand this year in the EOS(European Organization of the Sawmill Industry) producing countries is expected to …

WRQ: Russia surpassed Canada to become world’s largest exporter of softwood lumber in 2019

09-12-2019
Global lumber market, softwood, hardwood, lumber, Wood Resource Quarterly

Russia surpassed Canada to become world’s largest exporter of softwood lumber in 2019, according to Wood Resource Quarterly. Global Lumber Markets • Russia has surpassed Canada to become the world’s largest exporter of softwood lumber in 2019 and is on track to ship almost 32 million m3 of lumber this year, representing 23% of …

WSQ: Global Sawlog Price Index took a hit, with third largest q-o-q decline in 10 years

09-12-2019
Global timber, sawlog, decline, 3Q, Wood Resource Quarterly

Global Sawlog Price Index took a hit, with third largest q-o-q decline in 10 years, according to Wood Resource Quarterly Global Timber Markets • A plentiful supply of logs coupled with declining demand moved sawlog pricesdownward in most major markets around the world in the 3Q/19. The biggest pricereductions came in Central Europe, where …