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Swedish forest industry affected by weak European markets; virus can reduce exports to China

As a whole, 2019 was a good year for the Swedish forest industry, but not as favorable as 2018. A [...]

Czech republic: Bark beetle infestation expected to double this year and again in 2021

   Bark beetle will attack up to 60 million cubic meters of wood this year in the Czech Republic [...]

Price of pellets in Germany slides due to mild weather

   The price of wood pellets fell slightly in February. The average price for a 6 t purchase quantity [...]

Slight drop in U.S. softwood lumber production

   U.S. sawmills produced 32.612 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months [...]

Södra announces “extensive investments” in its Värö CLT plant

Swedish forest owners association Södra has announced that it will make "extensive investments" in its sawmill at Vär [...]

Reduced Chinese tariffs on US wood products entered into force

The China Customs Tariff Commission issued a notice on 6 February 2020 stating that China will halve the additional tariffs [...]

Latvian forestry products exports down 2.1% in 2019

In 2019, Latvia exported EUR 2.588 billion worth of forestry products, which is a decrease of 2.1 percent [...]

Czech Republic: Prices for softwood timber collapse

   After the intermediate high in the first quarter of 2014, the prices of softwood fell sharply. The downward [...]

Finland: Forest industry under threat due to oversupply, falling prices and strikes

   Finland's forest industry has now become under threat by oversupply caused by the bark beetle and storms [...]