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Archives: June 2019

West Africa: Logs & sawnwood FOB prices for Chinese market under pressure

European markets are uninspiring according to producers. FOB prices remain at the same level as in the past 2 months [...]

EU asks for arbitration with Ukraine on wood export ban

The EU requested the establishment of an arbitration panel under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement on Ukraine’s export ban [...]

European log supply and lumber quality affected by bark beetle outbreaks and wildfires

On 18 June 2019, EOS, together with its Member, Fachverband der Holzindustrie Österreichs, hosted the EOS General Assembly and [...]

Negative performance for the US forest industry in April and May

US forest industry performance in April and May was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for [...]

Kronospan reports heavy losses in Bulgaria

Kronospan Bulgaria, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cyprus-based Konikato Holdings, said that its net loss nearly tripled to 12 [...]

WWF criticizes FSC: No positive environmental effects in northwestern Russia

The seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is considered by environmental organizations to be the most demanding international certificate [...]

Chinese tariffs will result in closing sawmills in US and falling hardwood prices

24% of hardwood produced in the United States is exported to China and 22% is exported to other countries. The [...]

China’s wood products trade continues to expand

The total value of China’s wood products trade rose 6% to US$163.5 billion in 2018. Of the [...]

Record volume of roundwood was felled in Finland in 2018

78.2 million cubic metres of roundwood was felled in the forests of Finland in 2018, representing an increase of [...]

Price drops in exports of New Zealand logs to China

Prices for New Zealand domestic log sales in June are mostly unchanged from May as we move to the end [...]