Europe surpasses Canada as lumber supplier to China
5 februari 2020 The market analyst company Woodstat reports that China imported approximately 1.88 million m³ of softwood lumber in December (-5% compared to 2018), according to figures from the Chinese Customs. The import totaled 27.1 million m³ during 2019 (+11% compared to 2018). Since China began importing softwood lumber in smaller volumes over 10 years ago, Russia and Canada have completely dominated as suppliers. Limited volumes have been imported from the US, Europe, Chile and New Zealand. / Woodstat
Canadian sawmills gain market shares in China
3 april 2019 Softwood lumber import in China during January-February 2019 totaled 3.82 million m³ (+16% compared to 2018). "This is a new record and the seasonally adjusted trend line for the Chinese import of softwood lumber is increasing at a record high level", says Jenny Wessung, CEO at the analysis company Woodstat AB who is specialized in the softwood lumber market.
Wood pellet exports from the US and Canada to Europe reached a record high
10 april 2012 Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update - a news brief from Wood Resources International LLC. Wood pellet exports from the US and Canada to Europe reached a record high in the 4Q/11 thanks to increased demand in the United Kingdom, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. Exports of wood pellets from North America to Europe reached a record of over two million tons in 2011, according to analysis reported in the North American Wood Fiber Review. / Wood Resources International LLC