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Archives: November 2021

Lumber exports from Europe to the United States rise sharply in Jan.-Sep. 2021

    US imports of lumber from Europe in the first nine months of the year have increased [...]

Kronospan is planning a €120 million MDF plant in central Slovakia

    Austria’s Kronospan is aiming to invest some €120m in building a new MDF production facility [...]

Swedish sawmill group Vida plans to limit lumber production

The Swedish sawmill group Vida, which is majority owned by the Canadian Canfor since 2018, plans to reduce lumber production [...]

Conclusions of EU forest strategy for 2030 adopted by Council

The EU ministers responsible for agriculture and fisheries met in Brussels. They focused on forests and their importance in the [...]

20% decline in wood prices expected in Russia

In Russia, a 20% decline in wood prices and a new rise in prices in April-May 2022 are predicted [...]

Austria: Softwood log prices on a downward trend in November

Demand for spruce sawlogs is subdued and prices are under pressure. The situation is different with hardwood: Here both demand [...]

UK packaging and pallet sector is under pressure from Covid, Brexit

UK's packaging and pallet sector is under pressure from Covid, Brexit and other factors.    “While [...]

Congested Chinese ports put high pressure on log exports

The cost of shipping wood to China has almost trippled since January — the result of Covid, increased fuel prices and [...]

COP26 concludes: What significance has the result for worldwide forests?

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) took place in Glasgow, Scotland, from November 1st to 12th. However, the final [...]

BC forest products industry faces uncertain future as government defers millions of hectares from logging

British Columbia forest products industry faces uncertain future as government defers millions of acres from logging.     [...]