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January 20th, 2011

North American log and lumber exports to China up over 150% in 2010

China has come to the rescue for many sawmills and timberland owners in the US and Canada the past year.

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SCA opens news sales company for timber in China

For the past five years, SCA Timber has had a representative in Hong Kong, focusing on sales and contract manufacturing. SCA is now about to take the next step and open a sales company in Hong Kong – SCA Timber China & S.E.

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January 6, 2011

US and Canadian log and lumber exports to China up over 150 percent in 2010

Seattle, USA, Jan 6, 2011 - China has come to the rescue for many sawmills and timberland owners in the US and Canada the past year. The value of softwood logs and lumber shipped from North America to China is estimated to reach over 1.6 billion US dollar in 2010, which is up dramatically from just a few years ago. In 2008, total exports were valued at 350 million dollars, while they were only 125 million dollars five years ago.

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January 4, 2011

Lumber Futures Rise to Highest Price Since May 2006 in Chicago

Lumber went up the upper limit allowed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, reaching the highest price in more than four years reports Bloomberg. Lumber futures for March delivery jumped by the CMEs daily limit of $ 10, or 3%, to $ 340 per 1,000 board feet as of 8:45 a.m. in Chicago.

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January 5th, 2011

India’s door is now open to B.C.’s lumber

Mike de Jong, a B.C. Liberal leader candidate, spoke at Carrier Lumber in Prince George today about lumber exports to India.

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November 12, 2010

Lower prices for timber products in Sweden

The recent positive trend in prices on wood products has turned.

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October 13, 2010

Lumber futures rose to four-month high

Lumber futures rose the maximum permitted by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange on Tuesday, reaching a four month high, as the U.S. disputes the pricing of wood imported from Canada, the biggest foreign supplier reports Bloomberg.

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Oct 9, 2010

U.S. is not happy with BC's underpriced lumber exports

The United States has requested consultation with Canada under the Softwood Lumber Agreement. At issue is the apparent unfair under-pricing of timber harvested from public lands in the Interior region of British Columbia.

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September 10th, 2010

Chinese lumber production increasing 60% in five years

Despite the fact that China has a simple, unsophisticated and labour-intensive sawmill industry, the country is ranked as the world’s third-largest lumber producer (after the U.S.

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July 2010

China removes tariffs on wood products from LDCs

According to the office of Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council, China had decided to remove tariffs on 4,762 commodities imported from 33 of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Commodities with zero tariffs include wood products. The zero tariff treatment came into effect on 1 July 2010.

The countries involved are 26 African countries and 7 other countries, including Ethiopia, Benin, Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, Maldives, Nepal and Bangladesh.


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by Dr. Radut