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European spruce bark beetle and its impact on wood markets

Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe was damaged by a combination of [...]

Swedish and German softwood lumber exports to China rise sharply despite pandemic

  Despite the ongoing pandemic and the lockdowns which have slowed trade in many European countries, EU softwood lumber [...]

Finland: Trade of roundwood down by 30%, prices of logs on a downward trend

In May, the average stumpage price for pine logs was EUR 53.9 per cubic metre, and the price for [...]

UK wood pellet imports hit record monthly high

The UK's wood pellet imports hit a new April high earlier this year, as biomass-fired generation took a [...]

Russia’s logs and lumber exports fall sharply in Jan.-Apr. 2020

During January-April 2020 Russia’s export of lumber exports reached made 5.7 million tons, down 9.6% year [...]

Falling pulpwood prices around the world

Wood fiber costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2020. The biggest declines [...]

Belarus boosts lumber exports by 30%; enters Chinese market

In January-May 2020, lumber export of companies run by the Belarusian Forestry Ministry went up by 30%.   [...]

New Zealand’s forestry sector’s hopes for revival after rollercoaster ride

While the past few months have been a rollercoaster for many industries, the New Zealand's forest sector has been [...]

Ikea faces allegations it used illegally logged timber from Ukraine

Some of Ikea’s wood products may have been made with illegally sourced timber from ancient forests in Ukraine.  [...]

Demand for African tropical timber weakens in Europe

The impact of pandemic control measures have hit West African timber producers across the region hard, coming as it has [...]