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Austria is launching € 400 million forest aid packages

On June 16, Austria launched a package for tax relief for agriculture and for investments in climate-friendly forestry in [...]

Bergs Timber’s sold Swedish sawmills to switch operations towards more processed products

Bergs Timber signed an agreement with Vida Aktiebolag on the sale of Bergs's Swedish sawmill business.    [...]

Wood product exporters to benefit from the newly ratified Vietnam/EU trade deal

The government in Vietnam has ratified the Vietnam/EU trade deal which, it is hoped, will help boost the country [...]

Falling pellet prices in Germany

As is usual in the season, wood pellets' prices fell again in June in most regions of Germany.   [...]

Sawmills in Sweden taking advantage of the ongoing pandemic

The Swedish sawmills are advancing their positions on the global lumber market during the ongoing pandemic.     [...]

Canfor continues expansion in Europe: subsidiary makes sawmill acquisitions

Canfor Corporation reported that its 70%-owned subsidiary, Vida Group, has entered into an agreement to purchase three sawmills in [...]

Poland: a growing market for pellets

The Polish wood pellet industry is focused on growing exports to Italy, Germany, and Denmark, as well as increasing domestic [...]

Temporary obligation for the Austrian sawmill industry to buy damaged wood

Due to the bark beetle outbreak, the Austrian legislator is proposing to amend the Austrian Forest Act proposing a provision [...]
June 18, 2020 Forestry / Lumber / Sawmilling / Europe / Global

UK tropical wood trade succumbs to pandemic impact

The value of UK imports of tropical wood products was US$360 million in the first four months of 2020 [...]