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Brazil’s forest sector will invest USD 7.84 billion in additional production capacity by 2023

Investments in pulp, soluble cellulose, paper and wood panels - the sector represented by the Brazilian Tree Industry Asociation (Ibá) -are [...]

Czech forest owners face losses of US$ 1.70 billion due to the bark beetle infestation

Czech forest owners face 40 billion crowns ($1.70 billion) of damage this year from an escalating spread of bark [...]

Norbord to reduce OSB production due to lower demand

Since September 5th Norbord has reduced production at Line 1 of its Cordele, Georgia OSB mill.     [...]

Indonesian timber and furniture industry seeks to take advantage of the US-China trade war

The Indonesian government is mulling over banking on its timber and furniture industry to seize the momentum amid the ongoing [...]

India: Greenlam further boosts capacity for laminates

With this expansion, the company will be manufacturing an additional 1.6 million laminates sheets per annum up to a [...]

Australia’s woodchip industry hit by US-China trade war as shipments cancelled

Australia's $1.4-billion plantation woodchip industry has been dragged into the US-China trade war, with a number [...]

U.S. slaps China with antidumping duties on wooden cabinets of up to 250%

The U.S. trade conflict with China may not have spared the kitchen sink, or even kitchen cabinets, as Washington [...]

Falling profits for North American sawmills in the past year

Costs for sawlogs declined in most major regions around the world in the first half of 2019. However, lumber prices [...]

Bergs Timber to reduce production at its Swedish sawmills; bark beetle and oversupply blamed

The spruce beetle infestation in Central Europe has continued during the summer and the situation is serious in several parts [...]