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Coronavirus is likely to disrupt the U.S. furniture industry

   U.S. business groups and furniture importers expect the spread of a new virus that originated in China [...]

Europe surpasses Canada to become China’s second softwood lumber supplier

   Europe is now the second softwood lumber supplier to China; with a 60% yoy increase in deliveries.  [...]

45th CIFF and CIFM/interzum Guangzhou 2020 postponed

The postponement of the 45th CIFF Guangzhou and CIFM/interzum Guangzhou 2020 has been announced by the sponsoring organization.  [...]

Russia suspends ”timber trains” to China, amid fears of coronavirus spread

   Since January 31st, all railway transport between Russia and China is suspended except for Beijing-Moscow round-trip [...]

IKEA to close its stores in mainland China due to coronavirus outbreak

   IKEA has decided to close its stores in mainland China due to the coronavirus outbreak, until further notice [...]

Global wood consumption in 2019, the lowest of the decade

   The growth in global wood consumption has increased by only 0.3% in 2019, the lowest rate in [...]

Study: Buildings can become carbon sink if wood replaces cement, steel

Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and [...]

450% rise in European softwood logs export to China; prices down sharply

   15 million m3 of softwood logs have been exported from Europe to China from January to October 2019 [...]

China appears to be tackling the problem of illegal timber and logging in a new forest law

In an encouraging move with the potential to create transformative market change, China recently amended its Forest Law to include [...]