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Archives: July 2020

French hardwood market hit by lack of demand and rising prices

At the moment, we must face the facts, there are few reasons to rejoice in the French hardwood market. At [...]

Holmen acquires Martinsons

Today Holmen signed an agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products [...]

European damaged wood invades the Chinese timber market

Chinese timber imports fell by 21% in the first five months of 2020. Instead of 17.5 million m³, China [...]

Russia’s sawn timber and logs exports fall sharply in Jan.-May. 2020

During January-May 2020 Russia’s export of sawn timber made 7.3 mn tons, down 9.8% year-on [...]

No strong COVID-19 signs in EU tropical timber import data

EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) tropical timber product imports continued to defy expectations of COVID-19 driven collapse in [...]

Brazil: Latest prices for exported tropical logs, sawnwood and plywood

In May 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of woodbased products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% compared to [...]

Forestry association in US seeks extra $500M for COVID-19 stimulus package

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is seeking an additional $500 million in federal State and Private Forestry (S [...]

Canada provides up to $30M for COVID-19 safety measures in forest operations

In an announcement by Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, the federal government in partnership with provinces [...]

Xylexpo organisers admit 2020 exhibition is now “impossible”

    The 2020 edition of the Xylexpo international woodworking exhibition has now been cancelled after organisers admitted [...]

Finland: Falling prices of logs in June

In January-June, the member companies of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation bought 13.6 million cubic meters of wood [...]