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Archives: March 2020

West Fraser to cut lumber production in response to coronavirus pandemic

   West Fraser is reducing lumber production at its western Canadian sawmills and temporarily suspending plywood production in Quesnel [...]

Coronavirus and impact on world forest products trade

   As the world grapples with a widening impact and unexpected global consequences of the coronavirus, both stock markets [...]

Malaysia to close pellet factories amid coronavirus lockdown

   Malaysia's wood pellet factories will close until 31 March to comply with a 14-day lockdown in [...]

Interfor to cut production by 60% with curtailments at all sawmills due to coronavirus

   Interfor Corporation will implement a number of initiatives in order to adjust its business to operating conditions being [...]

Klausner shuts down its Klausner Lumber One sawmill in Florida

   The Klausner Lumber One sawmill has ceased production. County Administrator Randy Harris confirmed that the sawmill shut down [...]

Coronavirus: Russian timber industry in search for new markets

   Many exporters of the Russian timber industry are suffering losses because of the coronavirus. The majority were forced [...]

Coronavirus puts heavy pressure on European timber exporters

Factories closed, ports idling, lack of containers, rising freight costs, shipments in stand-by… The coronavirus obviously does not spare [...]

IKEA to close all its furniture stores in Germany

    In order to protect the safety of customers and employees and to limit the further spread [...]

Western Forest Products Inc. announces sale of ownership interests

Western Forest Products Inc and Huumiis Ventures Limited Partnership, a limited partnership beneficially owned by Huu-ay-aht First Nations [...]

EU imports of tropical sawnwood rise 5% in 2019 

EU imports of tropical sawnwood increased 5% to 753,000 tonnes in 2019 while import value declined slightly, by 0 [...]