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Archives: May 2020

Oversupply causes sharp drop in sawlog prices throughout Europe

Sawlog prices throughout Europe decline in 2019, early 2020 mainly from oversupply, enabling European lumber producers to become more globally [...]

Forest is a clear candidate for an EU economic stimulus program

In light of the European Commission’s expected announcement of which business ecosystems will be targeted by the European Recovery [...]

Indonesia’s timber legality system remains in force

Indonesia has rowed back on plans to weaken rules for the timber products it exports, as green groups warned the [...]

China: Exports of plywood, wooden furniture down by more than 80% in Q1/2020

According to China Customs, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million cubic metres [...]

Survey finds 63% of US wood manufacturers remain operational

A recent survey by the Wood Component Manufacturers Association provides insight into the challenges faced by member businesses in the [...]

Belgian timber industry calls for measures to avoid economic collapse

In an open letter, Belgian importers, traders and processors of wood, via their trade association Fedustria, called for political leadership [...]

Raute delivers modern veneer drying and lay-up technology to China

Raute has signed a contract with Guoxu-Springwood Wood Panel Company in Guangxi province in South China for delivering a [...]

What’s the impact of coronavirus on exports of the Finnish forest industry?

How does the global recession caused by the coronavirus affect the exports and prices of the Finnish forest industry?  [...]

Interfor produced less lumber in Q1/2020

Interfor Corporation reported results for the initial quarter of the current year.    The company reported net [...]