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Archives: April 2020

Survey – Impact of pandemic on the Vietnamese timber sector

In the recent decade, based on 2 key competitive advantages, including cheap labour (average monthly wage of US$300) and [...]

Koskisen mills in Finland are running despite the coronavirus pandemic

Despite the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus, everyday life at Koskisen production plants is still close to normal. Logs [...]

China’s economy contracts for the first time in 28 years

China’s economy shrank in the first three months of 2020, its first contraction since 1992, as production and spending [...]

Mixed coronavirus pandemic consequences on the European timber market

There are wide-ranging and severe effects upon the timber value chain. There are however significant differences among European countries [...]

Survey – Impact of pandemic on the Indonesian timber sector

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures adopted to try and slow its spread are having a [...]

Many German wood pellet traders and producers don’t see negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic

Despite coronavirus related increased demand, wood pellets in April 2020 are significantly cheaper than in the previous month at a [...]

Roundwood prices in Russia fall sharply in February 2020

Roundwood prices in Russia have dropped sharply in February 2020, indicating some first coronavirus impact on the timber market. At [...]

USDA Forest Service moves to support timber market

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is offering to extend contract deadlines on certain timber sales, sale [...]

South Korea to impose anti-dumping duty on plywood from Vietnam

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has decided to ask the Ministry of Economy and Finance to [...]

EU Green Deal, forest strategy might be postponed to 2021

The coronavirus pandemic affects the debate on the European Green Deal in a number of ways.     [...]