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Archives: February 2020

Latvian forestry products exports down 2.1% in 2019

In 2019, Latvia exported EUR 2.588 billion worth of forestry products, which is a decrease of 2.1 percent [...]

Czech Republic: Prices for softwood timber collapse

   After the intermediate high in the first quarter of 2014, the prices of softwood fell sharply. The downward [...]

Finland: Forest industry under threat due to oversupply, falling prices and strikes

   Finland's forest industry has now become under threat by oversupply caused by the bark beetle and storms [...]

Volume of damaged wood in Europe was 50% higher in 2019

   The volume of damaged wood (both bark beetle and windthrown) in 2019 in Central Europe and Italy amounted [...]

Arauco closes second plant in U.S. in a month

   Arauco has announced it will be closing its medium density fiberboard (MDF) production facility in Eugene, Oregon, as [...]

Finnish pulp and timber strikes come to an end

The strikes began in January and affected the whole of Finland’s pulp and paper industry.      [...]

Estonia: Sharp fall in sawlog and pulpwood prices

   Roundwood prices in Estonia are starting to feel the pressure of the bark beetle crisis in Europe, although [...]

Coronavirus could paralyze wood exports from Europe to China; ships blocked in ports

   The coronavirus could paralyze log export from Europe to China. GWMI has learned this in discussions with exporters [...]

European calamity wood starts to change the Chinese timber market

   The European bark beetle and windstorm calamity wood is starting to modify the dynamics of the Chinese timber [...]

Sharp fall in Lithuanian roundwood prices

In December 2019, pine logs in Lithuania were priced at € 57/ m3 (-3.4% compared to the previous month, -18 [...]