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North American softwood lumber prices recover from lows of two weeks ago

Given the wee surge last week, North American softwood lumber prices have bounced from lows of two weeks ago. Whether [...]

Top global lumber producing companies in 2019: Slow demand results in lower output

Top global lumber companies’ production recorded a net decline in 2019. The same 15 companies that made the list in [...]

Metsa to buy half a billion euros equipment for its new giant sawmill in Finland

Metsä Fibre has agreed on the main equipment purchases for the new sawmill to be built in Rauma and the [...]

China’s wood and wood products imports fall sharply in Q1/2020

According to Chinese customs statistics, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s wood and wood products imports were 15 [...]

Vietnamese wood industry faces double trouble: coronavirus pandemic and anti-dumping tariffs

The widespread coronavirus  pandemic has resulted in a serious disruption of the supply chains. Besides difficulties in the source of [...]

First signs of bark beetle attacks in Europe, as extreme drought continues

A third consecutive year of bark beetle calamity is expected to destroy the European spruce forests. The warm winter of [...]

Bergs Timber resumes normal production; cites improved demand in main markets

   Bergs Timber to resume normal production at its Swedish and Estonian sawmills on May 4, citing good demand [...]

First shipments of New Zealand’s radiata pine logs to China expected in mid-May

After nearly a month of strict lockdown, forest industry businesses in New Zealand has restarted activity, after the Government moved [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices pick up in March

Trade of roundwood in non-industrial private forests went up in March. However, it was one fifth smaller than the [...]

Survey – Impact of pandemic on Ghana’s tropical timber sector

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures adopted to try and slow its spread are having a [...]