Latest Blogs on the Timber Industry & Trade Digitization

Global Lumber Market Report

Understanding the Global Lumber Market Outlook to 2025

The global lumber market is competitive and volatile. Factors such as economic conditions, population growth, urbanization, and consumer preferences all affect the global lumber market. Changes in any of these parameters can lead to demand fluctuations. In recent times, there has been a shift in the lumber market, and we are entering a phase of slowing demand and pricing.

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Dubai Wood Show 2023

Visit Timber Exchange at the Dubai Wood Show 2023

The Dubai Wood Show 2023 is going to be an enriching experience with more than 10,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors, including wood suppliers, manufacturers, specialists and machinery companies from all over the world. Since 2005, it has been a leading destination for wood and woodworking professionals to encourage and promote the excellence of remarkable craftsmanship, achievements and innovations for both sectors.

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DHL Resilience360’s Former CEO Tobias Larsson Joins

DHL Resilience360’s Former CEO Tobias Larsson Joins Timber Exchange Board of Directors

Tobias Larsson is the newest addition to the Timber Exchange Board of Directors. The Board of Directors at Timber Exchange are a team of senior industry professionals sitting at the helm with several years of experience and expertise in industries including forestry, technology, & logistics.

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Timber Market Risks

How Importers can Diversify Timber Market Risks and Increase Stability

A few timber buyers and distributors are globally active with truly global agile supply chains. Most at best are competitive and established in one or two markets. Due to this reliance, movements or changes in exchange rates, natural disasters, legal frameworks, port strikes or forest fires might come in the way of fulfilling the transaction.

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Diversify Risks in the Global Timber Market

The Exporter's Take on How to Diversify Risks in the Global Timber Market

It is common knowledge that many sawmills sell globally. Export sales to distant markets often use middlemen who act as a filter for information on how the market is performing. This means that exporters often have incomplete knowledge of the market, and that can put them at a disadvantage. To understand the risks associated with the industry & mitigate them to the best effect, one must first understand the situation.

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China Property & Mortgage Crisis

China Property & Mortgage Crisis - An Investigative Piece on the Implications of the Boycott

The property sector of China makes up around a third of its total economic output ($18 trillion GDP). It includes brokering & rental services along with houses, industries that produce white goods for the apartments, and construction materials. Yet, it is critical to note that the Chinese economy has been declining for the past few years.

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CME Lumber Futures

Changes Made to the CME Lumber Futures Contract 2022

The unpredictable nature of lumber prices has given rise to confusion amongst buyers and sellers who have been forced to navigate their businesses amidst extreme volatility. Fortunately for traders, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has recently launched updates to the lumber futures & options on a futures contract to reduce price volatility in the market.

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CME Lumber Futures

A Deeper Understanding of the CME Lumber Futures

Lumber futures can be defined as an option or obligation to buy or sell a specified quantity of lumber at a specific price at a pre-determined date in the future. A futures contract is a standardised derivative contract that gets its value from an underlying asset. This contract is between two parties who intend to buy or sell a specified amount of product at a specific time in the future. Lumber futures are traded at the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange).

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High Trust Community for Timber Industry

High Trust Community for Timber Industry Democratises Access to Cutting-Edge Tools and Data To SMEs

Timber Exchange is a smart supply chain automation platform for the high-trust trade community of the global forestry industry. It aims to automate the most time-consuming processes like documentation, compliance, transparency, visibility, trade, & logistics, through four core pillars:

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Consumers Demand Traceability of Wood Products

Consumers Demand Traceability of Wood Products - How to do it the Right Way

Consumers buy wood products in DIY stores and furniture. Being able to trace the wood’s origin is becoming of increasing importance for consumers. Previously this was difficult or near impossible on an item-by-item basis, but technology is enabling this, allowing consumers to track the journey of a piece of wood throughout the global supply chain.

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