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Next bark beetle outbreak on the way

After the long-standing bark beetle calamity in western Canada came to an end a few years ago and we [...]

Reduced New Zealand log supply to China maintains price increases

The prices for New Zealand export logs increased an average of $6 in March. Reduced log supply to China has [...]

High costs hit Vietnamese wood product manufacturers

Rising input costs are eroding the profits of Vietnamese wood product manufacturers putting them at risk. Additionally, sanctions on Russia [...]

Log prices continue to rise in Germany

Forestry companies in Germany are reporting drastically increased wood prices since the end of 2021.    The [...]

Canfor to reduce operating schedules for Western Canadian sawmills

Canfor Corporation will implement reduced operating schedules at its Western Canadian sawmills effective April 4, 2022 due to the cumulative [...]

Russian customs stops timber export attempt to US, Germany

Customs officers in the Russian Nakhodka prevented two cases of now illegal export of Russian timber under previously signed contracts [...]

India: Greenply Industries plans to rise plywood prices to offset rising costs

Greenply Industries Ltd, one of the largest plywood producers in India, is likely to announce a price hike in April [...]

German timber industry expects delivery bottlenecks

The situation is already very difficult for wood imports from the countries currently involved in the ongoing war Russia, Belarus [...]

Koskisen to invest EUR 48 million in a new sawmill

Hekotek AS has entered into a supply agreement with Koskisen Oy, one of the largest privately owned wood processing companies [...]