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How has COVID-19 impacted wood consumption in US?

The forest products industry in the US has been making headlines since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 1Q2020. The [...]

Uncertainty in the French oak market revealed at autumn auctions

The first autumn auctions in France have just been launched by France's Natonal Forest Office (ONF) in a general [...]

American red oak makes inroads into European market

American hardwoods faced a very challenging market conditions that have emerged in the last 18 months.     [...]

EUTR and FLEGT are causing market shifts

The European timber trade regulation EUTR and the FLEGT agreement concluded with Indonesia are causing market shifts to a certain [...]

US: Slowdown in housing probable, if lumber prices don’t fall

Homebuilder sentiment is at an all-time high, as city-dwellers seek out suburban homes during the coronavirus pandemic. But [...]

COVID-19 delays long-anticipated European oak supply crunch

At the start of the year, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt, demand for European oak [...]

Belarus plans to open ten wood pellet plants in the next 1-2 years

At least ten new wood pellet enterprises will be opened in Belarus within the next 1-2 years.   [...]

Bark beetles are ruining Swedish forests at a record pace

The spruce bark beetle has already done as much damage to Sweden’s forests so far this year as in [...]

Hurricane Laura causes $1.6 billion in forestry, timber damages

Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to the Louisiana timber industry [...]