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Brexit, a growing problem for the German furniture industry

   Brexit is becoming an increasing problem for the German furniture industry.    "Already since 2016 [...]

Europe surpasses Canada to become China’s second softwood lumber supplier

   Europe is now the second softwood lumber supplier to China; with a 60% yoy increase in deliveries.  [...]

India: Particleboard capacity expected to rise in 2020

   Due to a perceived increase in availability of raw wood materials from local sawmills, the Indian state of [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices in December 2019

   In December 2019, the average price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 53.1 per cubic meter [...]

US Dept. of Commerce rules tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber could be greatly reduced

   Canadian softwood producers are getting a surprise break from the United States.   US Department of Commerce [...]

Finland’s forest industry output impacted by the global economic downturn

    Out of the main product groups in Finland's forest industry, paper, board, lumber and plywood [...]

Record wood pellet production in Germany

   Germany's pellet manufacturers successfully closed the fourth quarter of 2019 with another production record.     [...]

Russia suspends ”timber trains” to China, amid fears of coronavirus spread

   Since January 31st, all railway transport between Russia and China is suspended except for Beijing-Moscow round-trip [...]

Estonia: Warm winter is impeding logging activity

   Logging activity in Estonia is currently disrupted, due to the unusual warm and snowless winter;   While [...]