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Archives: August 2020

COVID-19 pandemic expected to further slow the global construction activity

Global construction activity contracted across all region in Q2 due to the lockdowns to control the spread of the COVID [...]

Sales of softwood lumber remain strong in N. America

At a time when end-users have usually received delivery for expected building needs until after September, demand for North [...]

Finland’s forest industry will survive the coronavirus pandemic, despite production decreases

The coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for certain forest industry products, such as tissue paper and packaging material. However, that [...]

Vietnam’s wood, wood products export up 6.2% in 7 months

Vietnam exported nearly 6.1 billion U.S. dollars of wood and wood-based products in the first seven months [...]

Norbord to resume operations at Line 1 of its Cordele OSB mill

In their second quarter earnings report, Norbord announced that due to accelerating demand for OSB in North America, that they [...]

Heavy floods in China expected to have an impact on timber demand

The summer rains arrived early this year in China and with unusual intensity. Over the past weeks, the average precipitation [...]

U.S. DoC finds dumping of wood mouldings and millwork from China, not Brazil

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of imports of [...]

Belarus to boost exports of sawn timber to China via railway

Since the beginning of this year, the exports of Belarusian Forestry Ministry enterprises have increased significantly. From January to May [...]

JAF Group to close raw veneer plant in Romania

Due to the challenging market situation relating to raw veneers, the JAF Group has decided to provisionally discontinue its production [...]

Sharp fall in spruce log prices in the Czech Republic

In the Czech Republic, spruce log prices fell by 10 to 17% in the second quarter compared to the previous [...]