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China trade and COVID-19: A double blow to US hardwood producers

   The trade conflict with China has hit the United States hardwood sector hard and the coronavirus pandemic has [...]

Canadian lumber giants’ shares see spectacular rise on strong demand and prices

   Canadian lumber producers' shares soar on strong demand, prices, fueled by better-than-expected US housing market indicators [...]

Prices of exported New Zealand logs rise sharply as Chinese inventories running low

Exports of logs from New Zealand were worth just $96 million in April 2020, down $211 million from $307 million [...]

German sawmill industry exports hit with full force by the pandemic; upcoming period still uncertain

   The coronavirus pandemic severely hit the German sawmill and timber industry, especially export oriented companies, leading to production [...]

West Fraser substantially resumed lumber and plywood production in May

During May West Fraser has substantially resumed lumber and plywood production with only a few facilities operating at less than [...]

Impact of coronavirus pandemic on the Russian wood industry

In January-March 2020, Russian roundwood production remained at the previous year’s level, while in Northwest Russia it decreased [...]

US housing starts fell by the most on record due to coronavirus pandemic

US housing starts in April  plunged by the most on record going back to 1959 as sweeping lockdowns to contain [...]

Pandemic still negatively impacting Chinese plywood market

According to Chinese merchants, after experiencing heavy volume in April, the recent dynamics of the Chinese plywood market has been [...]

South Korean Dongwha to build large MDF and laminated flooring plant in Vietnam

Dongwha Enterprise, one of South Korea’s best wood materials manufacturer, began construction of its very first independent production facility [...]

Ilim Timber to modernize its sawmill in Russia

In February 2020, Ilim Timber signed a contract with AriVislanda AB for the supply of Swedish sawmill equipment to its [...]