International Trade

For the first two months of 2020 softwood lumber production in the US continued improvements compared to one-year-ago, to increase even more. For January and February 2020 US lumber production volume increased by +5% to 6,163 mfbm compared to the first two months of 2019 when it was 5,862 mfbm.

In the first quarter 2020 Peru's wood product exports reached US$24.7 million FOB. This represents a decline of almost 20% compared to the first quarter 2019 (US$31 million FOB). Semi-manufactured products accounted for 58%, but were down 35% year on year. Sawnwood accounted for 31% but was down 50% year on year.

The volume of Ghana's wood products exported during the 1Q 2020 totalled 54,022 m3 earning Euro 26.58 million. Compared to the 2019 figure of 80,139 m3 (Euro 41.76 million), the volume and value of exports were down by a third in the 1Q 2020.

Wallingford’s Inc. announces a new partnership with Veriga, one of the largest global manufacturers of tire chains and forestry tracks. New products include: a full line of bogie and wheel tracks for forestry equipment; forestry chains for skidders and CTL machinery; snow/traction tire chains for trucks, tractors and h...

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 protect workers, constraint in the handling capacity of go...

In May 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% compared to May 2019, from $273.3 million to $236.3 million. The value of pine sawnwood exports declined 9% between May 2019 ($47.7 million) and May 2020 ($43.3 million).