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Effects of Russia’s Scheduled 80% Log Export Tax

Russia’s Scheduled 80% Log Export Tax will reduce log exports, disrupt global forest products trade flows and create a supply shortage in China. Higher prices and increased demand will create substantial opportunities in logs, lumber, pulp and other products for a variety of exporting countries to China and other Asian countries …. read more.

U.S. Moulding Sector Projected to be Hit Hardest

U.S. Moulding Sector projected to be hardest hit of all major building materials. Housing market slump impacts offshore moulding producers the most as “perfect storm” stalls US market. The market outlook for 2009 remains grim until a delayed recovery start in 2010 …. read more.