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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 [...]

Forest products companies in some U.S. states allowed to operate under coronavirus lockdown

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor have both said the forest products [...]

Canadian Pinnacle doesn’t expect wood pellet demand to be affected by coronavirus

From an economic perspective, Pinnacle does not expect demand for pellets to be impacted as the company has long-term [...]

Masisa to sell forest assets in Chile

After a process of almost a year Masisa S.A. announced last Friday, March 20, the agreement for the sale [...]

Survey in UK reveals coronavirus impact on timber industry companies

Around two thirds of the respondents to the survey on the impact of Covid-19 have reported a drop in [...]