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COVID-19 recovery and bark beetles put heavy pressure on European sawmills

In general the coronavirus crisis has taken a heavy toll for many sawmills across Europe. While some forecasts some weeks [...]

Italian wood furniture technology heavily impacted by COVID-19

According to the analysis of data collected by the Studies Office of Acimall, the Confindustria-member association representing the Italian [...]

Global lumber producers see surprising improvement in profitability in early 2020

The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of North America. However, in [...]

Vietnam’s wood product exports up by 6%, despite pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the wood industry still enjoyed 3.2 billion USD in exports in the [...]

Spectacular recovery in China’s softwood lumber imports in April

After Chinese imports of softwood lumber experienced a though first quarter, a significant recovery was noticed at the beginning of [...]

Record logging in the Czech Republic due to bark beetle infestation

          In 2020, timber harvesting in the Czech Republic reached 32 [...]

Finland: Lumber exports down by -30%; plywood exports -37% in Jan.-Mar. 2020

In January-March, the value of Finland's forest industry exports fell by almost a quarter year-on-year to [...]

German forests receive € 700 million aid from the Government

The Federal Government will offer € 700 million to deal with the damage in the German forest after two years of [...]

Södra appointed new President and CEO

The Board of Södra has appointed Lotta Lyrå (in the left photo) as new President and CEO. She will [...]

Chinese lumber imports from the Nordic countries expected to exceed those from Canada

In early 2020, due to oversupply, the declining prices made European lumber producers more globally competitive. In March this year [...]