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Strict lockdown forces Indian wood industry to shut down

    India has taken drastic measures against the spread of the coronavirus entering a strict lockdown. The [...]

Major export markets for Vietnam’s wood products are under lockdown; exports expected to crash

   Vietnam will see significant decline in exports of timber and wooden products in the next three months due [...]

Poland’s furniture companies under collapse threat

The coronavirus pandemic may cause the collapse of Polish furniture manufacturers, which face many production curtailments. The five main Polish [...]

New Zealand’s lockdown forces forest products industry to shut down

As the New Zealand's lockdown will come into effect Wednesday, March 25 NZ's forestry, wood processing and manufacturing [...]

How will the coronavirus pandemic impact the global wood pellet market?

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to cause a global economic depression. Many sectors are being and will continue to be [...]

Top North American lumber producers in 2019: Shady markets cause subdued production

Canadian and U.S. lumber producers faced a tough lumber market that saw more mill curtailments and closures than acquisitions [...]

China’s new forest law can boost efforts to fight illegal logging

     In the first revision to the country’s Forest Law in over twenty years, China has [...]

Coronavirus: Poland’s largest wood pellet producer to stop production

Poland's largest wood pellet producer  will halt production until mid-April as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, it [...]

Logging companies in difficulty in Russia due to warm winter; wood prices expected to rise 20%

Due to the abnormally warm winter in Russia, a shortage of wood raw materials has formed. Logging equipment sometimes could [...]