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Vietnam reach export target for timber and wooden products

Experts believe Vietnam this year will reach its export target for timber and wooden products at 12 billion USD, despite [...]

Swedish forest companies receive lower credit ratings

One of Sweden's largest forest industry groups has its credit rating lowered by the credit rating agency Standard & [...]

Impact of Covid 19 on US’ forest supply chain

The global forest products industry has been making headlines since the COVID-19 pandemic struck at the beginning of 2020 [...]

Finland: Forest industry exports drop 18% in H1/2020

In the first half year the exports value of the Finnish forest industry products totalled in real terms EUR 5 [...]

EGGER marks key production milestone at new manufacturing plant in Lexington

EGGER announced it has laminated its first particleboard panel at its new manufacturing facility in Lexington, North Carolina.    [...]

Current trends in the global softwood lumber markets

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its bad consequences on trade, there are more positive signals to notice in the [...]

Sawlog prices down globally in Q2/2020

Sawlog prices fell in most of the major regions of the world in the 2Q/20. A strengthening US dollar [...]

Initial reports indicate heavy timber damage in Louisiana and Texas from Hurricane Laura

Early reports from Louisiana in areas battered by Hurricane Laura are indicating that forestland losses will be extensive. There are [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices increase by smaller amounts as demand slows

The unprecedented increases in North America construction framing softwood lumber prices seen so far during 2020 slowed somewhat last week [...]

Tschopp Holzindustrie to invest in a new sawmill

Tschopp Holzindustrie to build a new sawmill in Switzerland. This will replace the existing plant, which has been operating at [...]