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Coronavirus: France’s wood industry companies looking to restart activity

Each month of lockdown would cost between 2% and 3% growth for the French economy. Under these conditions, French wood [...]

Sawmill industry in Finland to be hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis

The coronavirus crisis strikes Finland's forest sector with varying degrees of impact. On the whole, the sector is likely [...]

Estonian company to build a 250,000 m3/yr softwood sawmill in Belarus

The Belarusian wood processing industry will become more competitive following the construction of a new sawmill in south Belarus. A [...]

Coronavirus puts Europe into lockdown and rewrites economic forecasts

Economic forecasts issued only a few weeks ago in Europe, which projected continuing slow increase this year in GDP and [...]

Coronavirus: Current status of activity in the tropical timber market

As the coronavirus pandemic is expanding in many countries of the world, the tropical timber market has started to feel [...]

German timber industry under heavy pressure: coronavirus aggravates the ongoing bark beetle, storm crisis

The German forestry and timber industry was already in a state of emergency before the coronavirus pandemic: storms, drought and [...]

Metsä to invest EUR 200 million in a new sawmill in Rauma, Finland

Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, has made the decision to build the world’s most modern sawmill in Rauma [...]

Bergs Timber closes Gransjö sawmill in Sweden

The Board of Directors of Bergs Timber has decided to immediately initiate discussion with the unions to close Gransjö sawmill [...]

Coronavirus: Sawmill closures around the world could cause concerns over wood pellet raw material supply

Expectations of a downturn in sawmill activity — a likely result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — has prompted concerns over wood [...]

Canfor cuts Canadian lumber production by 40%

Canfor, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based timber and forest products company, is being forced to cut back on its operations [...]