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German furniture industry expects a 10% drop in sales for 2020

The German furniture industry has so far come through the corona crisis robustly compared to other economic sectors.   [...]

Global forest products trade remains strong despite pandemic

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has [...]

Why US lumber prices defied pandemic to score a nearly 60% quarterly gain?

US lumber prices made a big comeback in the second quarter, with a nearly 60% jump for the period more [...]

Booming e-commerce demands optimised wood processing supply chains

Many sectors are in the doldrums due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but for those companies managing to keep their [...]

New Zealand log prices down and have potential to fall further in August

The age-old adage 'what goes up must come down' has played out as expected with the New Zealand export [...]

Lumber shortage, rising prices affecting N. American construction industry

A shortage of lumber is affecting the North American construction industry in what's usually its busiest time of the [...]

Vietnam plywood export companies face increased trade risks

China has invested in 29 plywood projects worth over US$150 million in Vietnam, becoming the country’s largest plywood [...]

Eurozone sees further drop in construction

June saw a further drop in construction activity across the Eurozone, although the latest decline was only modest amid a [...]

Swiss Krono sees bright timber construction future, despite pandemic

Wood-based panels producer Swiss Krono Group says its production and sales of OSB is holding up well despite economic [...]

Prices for radiata pine logs under pressure in Chinese timber markets

The Chinese timber market is currently under the influence of increased rain weather and rising temperatures.      [...]