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Archives: August 2020

China current wood imports and inventories

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.44 million m3 at the end of June 2020 [...]

China buys bark beetle-infested spruce from Germany, spurning Canada

The bark beetle has been a headache for Andreas Voss, chief wood marketer of Germany's most populous federal state [...]

Kronospan invests massively in Ukraine

Kronospan UA LLC (Novovolynsk, Volyn region), part of the Kronospan Group, has launched a new OSB production facility in Novovolynsk [...]

EU wood furniture production sliding even before pandemic

Newly released Eurostat data indicates that the value of EU27+UK wood furniture production was €42.5 billion in 2019 [...]

Calamities and coronavirus: Bad prospects in the German and Austrian forest

The first half of the year was extremely bad for the majority of Austrian and German forest companies. In addition [...]

Softwood lumber prices at record highs in North America

North American softwood lumber manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, buyers, and end-users alike agree that this current supply-demand situation, and [...]

Belarus starts to export wood pellets to the European market

Belarusian wood pellets will be exported to the European Union market, the press service of the Belarusian Forestry Ministry said [...]

Estonian company to build a new sawmill in Belarus

The Estonian wood industry company Kaamos Timber entered into a loan agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [...]

Record pace for German exports of logs; 50% goes to China

Germany continued to export logs at record pace in early 2020, with almost 50% of the volume destined for China [...]