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Indonesia’s timber legality system remains in force

Indonesia has rowed back on plans to weaken rules for the timber products it exports, as green groups warned the [...]

China: Exports of plywood, wooden furniture down by more than 80% in Q1/2020

According to China Customs, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million cubic metres [...]

Survey finds 63% of US wood manufacturers remain operational

A recent survey by the Wood Component Manufacturers Association provides insight into the challenges faced by member businesses in the [...]

Belgian timber industry calls for measures to avoid economic collapse

In an open letter, Belgian importers, traders and processors of wood, via their trade association Fedustria, called for political leadership [...]

What’s the impact of coronavirus on exports of the Finnish forest industry?

How does the global recession caused by the coronavirus affect the exports and prices of the Finnish forest industry?  [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices continue upward trend and are above the levels of last year

North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices last week improved greatly over those one-month-ago, even surpassing what [...]

Interfor produced less lumber in Q1/2020

Interfor Corporation reported results for the initial quarter of the current year.    The company reported net [...]

Latvia’s forestry products exports down sharply in Q1/2020

In January-March 2020, Latvia exported EUR 651.007 million worth of forestry products, which is a decrease of 9 [...]

Timber supply chain in UK is gearing up for business

The timber supply chain in UK is gearing up for business  with almost all businesses to reopen in May.  [...]