Register

Archives: May 2020

German sawmill industry exports hit with full force by the pandemic; upcoming period still uncertain

   The coronavirus pandemic severely hit the German sawmill and timber industry, especially export oriented companies, leading to production [...]

West Fraser substantially resumed lumber and plywood production in May

During May West Fraser has substantially resumed lumber and plywood production with only a few facilities operating at less than [...]

Impact of coronavirus pandemic on the Russian wood industry

In January-March 2020, Russian roundwood production remained at the previous year’s level, while in Northwest Russia it decreased [...]

US housing starts fell by the most on record due to coronavirus pandemic

US housing starts in April  plunged by the most on record going back to 1959 as sweeping lockdowns to contain [...]

Pandemic still negatively impacting Chinese plywood market

According to Chinese merchants, after experiencing heavy volume in April, the recent dynamics of the Chinese plywood market has been [...]

South Korean Dongwha to build large MDF and laminated flooring plant in Vietnam

Dongwha Enterprise, one of South Korea’s best wood materials manufacturer, began construction of its very first independent production facility [...]

Ilim Timber to modernize its sawmill in Russia

In February 2020, Ilim Timber signed a contract with AriVislanda AB for the supply of Swedish sawmill equipment to its [...]

Pandemic has disrupted timber supplies to the Netherlands

The Netherlands had a less strict lockdown than some of its neighbours and began its five-phase plan to ease [...]

The coronavirus has not stopped the global trade of forest products

The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the supply chains for numerous industry sectors worldwide the past few months.   [...]

Canada loses a round in softwood lumber dispute with US

On Friday, May 22, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ruled in favour of the U.S. International Trade [...]