Business Trends Abroad – February/March 2022

Brazil – According to the International Wood Products Association (IWPA), recently, Brazil’s Institute of the Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama) issued Normative Instruction No. 24, which establishes criteria and procedures for the export, commercial purposes, of wood products and by-products of the new timber species included in the Annexes of the Convention on International […]

Canadian Business Trends February/March 2023

Ontario As we move into 2023, and remember the challenges faced and overcome of the past year, supply and demand are still off at this time. According to sources it seems there is a closer balance being experienced for certain grades and thicknesses for green lumber, but a different story for kiln-dried items. Markets are […]

Ontario/Quebec Business Trends – December 2022/January 2023

Ontario As we head into the Holiday Season, there is the usual slowdown in logging activities and sawmill output. Mill output, it was reported, had increased compared to the previous year. Demand for hardwood finished goods has shifted to a moderated level. The gains in production were evident, and demand on the domestic front softened […]

Business Trends Abroad – December 2022/January 2023

Indonesia – Indonesia’s export of wood products continues to rise even though demand in China has weakened. However, a global recession would seriously impact export growth. Data from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of The Republic of Indonesia (KLHK) analyzed by the Association of Indonesian Forest Concession Holders (APHI) shows Indonesia’s wood product exports […]

Business Trends Abroad – October-November 2022 

United Kingdom–After the United Kingdom (UK) signaled its intention to leave the EU, the government set out plans to stop recognizing the CE mark and to introduce the UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) mark instead. For construction products this was originally due to take place on January 1, 2022, but the deadline was extended until January […]

Business Trends Abroad – August/September 2022

First Published / Reported by SOFTWOOD LUMBER BUYER Source Article EXCERPT Vietnam–…