Register

Global Trends

New Zealand’s forestry sector’s hopes for revival after rollercoaster ride

While the past few months have been a rollercoaster for many industries, the New Zealand's forest sector has been [...]

Ikea faces allegations it used illegally logged timber from Ukraine

Some of Ikea’s wood products may have been made with illegally sourced timber from ancient forests in Ukraine.  [...]

Demand for African tropical timber weakens in Europe

The impact of pandemic control measures have hit West African timber producers across the region hard, coming as it has [...]

Most softwood lumber prices in North America moderate while plywood prices’ surge

Wood panel prices will provide indication of remaining summer lumber demand. . There are much fewer producers of this essential building [...]

Forecast: Europe’s construction industry to be hit hard by COVID-19, says Euroconstruct

The European construction industry will be hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, according to Euroconstruct's latest forecast for [...]

Södra to boost capacity at its Värö mill

Södra is planning a new investment for its state-of-the-art pulp mill in Värö, Sweden, which [...]

Austria: Massive price drops for logs due to bark beetle infestation and coronavirus crisis

The log market in Austria is currently impacted by the bark beetle infestation and the coronavirus crisis in June.   [...]

European parquet market: A return pre-Covid-19 sales level not expected in the short to medium term

After a year of slight contraction in 2018, the European parquet market improved in 2019. Unfortunately, this positive result and [...]

Sweden: Reductions in timber storage regulations

The Swedish government ends the rules for timber storage to facilitate the forest industry during the current crisis.   [...]

About 40% of Chinese factories in Gabon have ceased production

It is estimated that about 40% of Gabon’s Chinese factories have ceased production. In some cases, the plywood plants [...]