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Archives: June 2020

Challenges, but some cautious optimism in UK hardwood market

Insights into the status of the UK sawn hardwood market came from a webinar organised by the London Hardwood Club [...]

South American log supply to China has restarted

According to GWMI sources, the supply of logs in South America to China has recently restarted.     [...]

China’s European spruce supply disrupted by container shortage

China will receive more and more spruce from European forests, which are currently destroyed by storms and bark beetles.  [...]

Hardwood industry to propose COVID-19 relief policies to U.S. Senate

  The Hardwood Federation has proposed several policies to the U.S. Senate regarding hardwood workers and companies hurt [...]

Canada’s forestry industry is struggling in 2020

Under the challenge of US timber tariffs, the new coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly worsen the Canadian forestry industry's situation [...]

Canceled and postponed forest industry events in North America; latest updates

As countries, provinces and states across the United States and Canada announced strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus [...]

Prices of logs in Finland shifting downwards in April 2020

The prices for roundwood in Finland have shifted downwards on all assortments during April 2020, both as compared to the [...]

Stora Enso and Latvijas Finieris develop lignin-based resin for plywood

Latvijas Finieris, a global leading developer, producer and supplier of birch plywood products, has together with Stora Enso taken the [...]

Germany: The price of wood is falling sharply in the coronavirus crisis

The price of roundwood in Germany has collapsed sharply and is causing financial hardship for German forest owners. But one [...]

BC delays increase to log export restrictions in COVID-19 crisis

The B.C. government has delayed coastal log export reforms for a second time to deal with an industry slump [...]