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Archives: May 2020

Germany’s forests under threat by severe drought and bark beetle infestation

Despite the rain at the beginning of May it is not sufficient to replenish the water storage in the forests [...]

Estonian roundwood prices pick up in March but still way lower as compared to last year

    The prices for roundwood in Estonia have mostly increased during March 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic [...]

Disputed role of certification in EUTR

A point of difference amongst organisations providing feedback to the EU is the role of private sector certification systems like [...]

Eurozone construction activity falls to all-time low

The IHS Markit Eurozone Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 15.1 in April, a new record low which [...]

Arauco’s sales down by almost 20% in Q1/2020

Arauco, one of the largest global forest companies, reported sales revenues of USD 1,127.2 million during the first [...]

US softwood lumber production up 4.2% in Jan.-Feb. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first two months of 2020 produced 6.108 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

Germany’s timber companies significantly affected by the pandemic as lockdown measures are withdrawn

Germany is being watched worldwide as the most successful large European country in halting the spread of the virus, thanks [...]

Germany: Sharp fall in pellet prices in May

The price of wood pellets in Germany fell again in May and is now € 230.22 / t for a 6 [...]

Record pellet production in Spain

Wood pellet production in Spain has increased by 20% in the last year, reaching a record volume of 714,000 [...]

Turkish furniture sector to gear up for post-pandemic period

As Turkey has started to ease measures against the coronavirus, the country's furniture sector is getting prepared for the [...]