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Archives: July 2020

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 [...]

German furniture industry expects a 10% drop in sales for 2020

The German furniture industry has so far come through the corona crisis robustly compared to other economic sectors.   [...]

Global forest products trade remains strong despite pandemic

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has [...]

Why US lumber prices defied pandemic to score a nearly 60% quarterly gain?

US lumber prices made a big comeback in the second quarter, with a nearly 60% jump for the period more [...]

Booming e-commerce demands optimised wood processing supply chains

Many sectors are in the doldrums due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but for those companies managing to keep their [...]

New Zealand log prices down and have potential to fall further in August

The age-old adage 'what goes up must come down' has played out as expected with the New Zealand export [...]

Setra maintains full sawmill production despite pandemic

Swedish sawmiller Setra says COVID-19 is continuing to cause uncertainty but it has succeeded in maintaining full sawmill production [...]