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Survey – Impact of pandemic on Gabon’s timber sector

The Minister of Forests in Gabon has issued a letter with wide ranging advice and guidance for timber companies whom [...]

Oak prices in France under pressure

  After 4 weeks of interruption, sales resumed in April in France's public forests. Because of the lockdown [...]

Vietnam: Wood industry needs fundamental change in export product lines, markets, say experts

The wood industry needs a fundamental change in export product lines and markets after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, an [...]

Sharp drop in Chinese tropical log imports

Tropical log imports in the first two months of 2020 amounted 1.30 million cubic metres, down 26% year on [...]

Some North American softwood dimension lumber prices back to month-ago levels

Improved demand and continued restricted supply last week brought some North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices back up [...]

COVID-19 has led to nearly 45 mill curtailments in BC

B.C.’s Forests Minister says almost two dozen mills in the province have had to curtail or shut down [...]

Norbord starts to feel impact of COVID-19 pandemic on demand

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $75 million for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $27 million in the [...]

Argentina: The worst time in the timber industry in the last 50 years

Argentina's timber industry sees worst conditions in 50 years, as loggers' sales plummet more than 70% in last month [...]

Sweden: Sawlog and pulpwood prices see considerable drop in Q1/2020

Pine logs cost now an average of 478 SEK/m3 (EUR 44.91/m3), while spruce logs cost SEK 501 [...]

Georgia-Pacific to cease operations at lumber mill in DeQuincy, Louisiana

Georgia-Pacific will “cease operations” at its lumber facility in DeQuincy, Louisiana due to market conditions, the company announced over [...]