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US softwood lumber production up 4.2% in Jan.-Feb. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first two months of 2020 produced 6.108 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

Germany’s timber companies significantly affected by the pandemic as lockdown measures are withdrawn

Germany is being watched worldwide as the most successful large European country in halting the spread of the virus, thanks [...]

Germany: Sharp fall in pellet prices in May

The price of wood pellets in Germany fell again in May and is now € 230.22 / t for a 6 [...]

Record pellet production in Spain

Wood pellet production in Spain has increased by 20% in the last year, reaching a record volume of 714,000 [...]

Turkish furniture sector to gear up for post-pandemic period

As Turkey has started to ease measures against the coronavirus, the country's furniture sector is getting prepared for the [...]

Oversupply causes sharp drop in sawlog prices throughout Europe

Sawlog prices throughout Europe decline in 2019, early 2020 mainly from oversupply, enabling European lumber producers to become more globally [...]

Forest is a clear candidate for an EU economic stimulus program

In light of the European Commission’s expected announcement of which business ecosystems will be targeted by the European Recovery [...]

Indonesia’s timber legality system remains in force

Indonesia has rowed back on plans to weaken rules for the timber products it exports, as green groups warned the [...]

China: Exports of plywood, wooden furniture down by more than 80% in Q1/2020

According to China Customs, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million cubic metres [...]

Survey finds 63% of US wood manufacturers remain operational

A recent survey by the Wood Component Manufacturers Association provides insight into the challenges faced by member businesses in the [...]