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Archives: February 2020

Log jam at Chinese ports puts New Zealand’s exports of logs in jeopardy

   Ports in China can’t take more logs from New Zealand . Lack of space in Chinese ports is [...]

Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

   The Salone del Mobile furniture fair in Milan has been postponed until 16-21 June in response to [...]

China’s timber imports from Czech Republic skyrocket

   Affected by the bark beetle infestation, the volume of timber felling and trade in Czech Republic has increased [...]

Binderholz considers a third CLT plant

   Binderholz is planning to build a cross-laminated timber (CLT) plant on the site of the former MDF [...]

Vietnam’s timber industry hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak in China

   Vietnam’s timber sector is suffering. The number of infections caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam may [...]

Sweden: Roundwood prices on a downward trend in Q4/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 477 SEK/m3 (EUR 45.24/m3), while spruce logs SEK 506/m3 [...]

European Panel Federation publishes position paper on the European Green Deal

   The European Panel Federation (EPF) has published a position paper regarding the new European Green Deal.    [...]

Belarus: Four wood pellet plants to be completed in the second half of 2020

   The construction of four wood pellet plants in Belarus is nearly in the final stage, Belarusian Forestry Minister [...]

China to remove tariffs on U.S. hardwoods

   Based on reports from the Agricultural Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as well as the [...]

Tough lumber market results in big loss for Canfor

Canfor, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based lumber and pulp producer, reported that fourth quarter 2019 sales increased 7.5% to [...]