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Supplies of Brazilian tropical wood tightening but prices remain competitive in Europe

Supplies of tropical sawnwood and hardwood decking in Brazil are also tighter than usual at this time of year during [...]

UK market for African hardwoods “recovering well” after lockdown

The UK market for sawn hardwood has been recovering well following easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures from June onwards [...]

Holmen’s acquisition of Martinsons gets approval

Holmen’s agreement to acquire Martinsons, one of Sweden's leading players in sawn and processed wood products, has been [...]

SCA acquires more forest land in the Latvia

SCA has signed an agreement to acquire forest land in Latvia. The acquisition comprises an area of 19,150 hectares [...]

China imports less softwood logs – but more from Europe

China imported a total of 12% less softwood logs up to the beginning of August, but 117% more timber came [...]

Swedish forest companies receive lower credit ratings

One of Sweden's largest forest industry groups has its credit rating lowered by the credit rating agency Standard & [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber in September 2020

The tables above contain the latest price data of different imported lumber assortments at several Chinese markets.    [...]

Finland: Forest industry exports drop 18% in H1/2020

In the first half year the exports value of the Finnish forest industry products totalled in real terms EUR 5 [...]

EGGER marks key production milestone at new manufacturing plant in Lexington

EGGER announced it has laminated its first particleboard panel at its new manufacturing facility in Lexington, North Carolina.    [...]

Current trends in the global softwood lumber markets

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its bad consequences on trade, there are more positive signals to notice in the [...]