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Central Europe: 500 million m3 of damaged wood expected in the next 5 years

   For at least five years, the forestry and timber industry in Central Europe has been struggling with the [...]

US companies testify against certifying unsafe plywood from Brazil

Product Advisory notices have been sent to importers, Building Code Associations and Homebuilder Associations throughout the U.S. warning against [...]

COVID-19 recovery and bark beetles put heavy pressure on European sawmills

In general the coronavirus crisis has taken a heavy toll for many sawmills across Europe. While some forecasts some weeks [...]

Italian wood furniture technology heavily impacted by COVID-19

According to the analysis of data collected by the Studies Office of Acimall, the Confindustria-member association representing the Italian [...]

Global lumber producers see surprising improvement in profitability in early 2020

The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of North America. However, in [...]

Upward trend in lumber prices reversed due to civil unrest in US

Sales of Western-Spruce-Pine-Fir construction framing dimension softwood lumber in the United States took a step back last [...]

Softwood lumber production in U.S. rises 5.2% in Jan.-Mar. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first three months of 2020 produced 9.161 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

Vietnam’s wood product exports up by 6%, despite pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the wood industry still enjoyed 3.2 billion USD in exports in the [...]

Sarawak logs and plywood losing market shares in Asia

Sarawak is gradually losing its logs and plywood market shares in key India and Japan markets as it could not [...]

Hard hit for B.C. lumber exports in Q1/2020

B.C. exports fell by almost 15% in Q1 2020 from the same period last year, hurt by both the [...]