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Archives: May 2020

Interfor to curtail operations at Gilchrist sawmill; lays off 130

Vancouver, B.C.-based Interfor Corporation will lay off 130 of its 150 Gilchrist mill workers, starting late next month [...]

Russian lumber, roundwood exports decline sharply in Q1/2020

In January-March 2020, Russian lumber suppliers reduced exports by 7.7%. The export volume amounted to 4.1 million [...]

Call for FLEGT measures to be extended and deepened

While there was broad support for the FLEGT process and the EUTR, there was also a call for the FLEGT [...]

UPM, Stora Enso and Metsä prepared to face the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the early part of the year was still reasonably good for large Finnish forestry companies.   [...]

EU organisations reaffirm their support for FLEGT and EUTR

Feedback received by the EC on their “fitness check” of the FLEGT and EUTR regulations indicates a high degree of [...]

Canfor to close Isle Pierre sawmill due to COVID-19

Canfor Corporation announced it will be closing its Isle Pierre sawmill, which is located near Prince George, British Columbia.   [...]

Klausner Lumber One to be sold in 90 days; valued at US$ 140 million

The Klausner Group's first US sawmill, Klausner Lumber One in Florida, is scheduled to be sold within 90 days [...]

Lithuanian roundwood prices fall sharply in March 2020

In March 2020, pine logs in Lithuania were priced at € 56/ m3 (-24% compared to March 2019), spruce logs at [...]

COVID-19 negatively affecting business for 58% of wood pellet producers globally

A pellet producer survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability. Most producers expect costs to [...]

Pandemic pushes US lumber prices higher

Rising demand stemming from a surge of do-it-yourself projects from consumers working at home coupled with restricted supply [...]