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Italian wood industry companies in coronavirus crisis: “Strong response or we cannot do it”

   Emanuele Orsini, the president of the Italian Federation of wood, cork, furniture and furnishing industries (FederlegnoArredo) urges the [...]

China’s construction sector crashes in Jan-Feb

The number of new housing starts in China over January-February slumped by 45% year on year as a result [...]

Second consecutive year of growth in EU tropical timber imports 

Despite a downturn in the last six months of 2019, EU imports of tropical wood products last year were greater [...]

Wood business companies start to react to the coronavirus threat

Wood business companies are responding to the threats of coronavirus. Here is a tracking of the most recent developments:  [...]

Container lines face $17 billion fall in revenues, as the efforts to stop spread of coronavirus continue

Container lines could be facing a $17bn shortfall in revenues this year as developed economies’ efforts to halt the spread [...]

EPAL pallets production rises to 96.2 million in 2019

EPAL’s total production and repair volume continued to increase in 2019 and reached 123 million EPAL load carriers.   [...]

European countries imposed heavy restrictions; borders close and some retail activity restricted

European governments took a series of measures over the weekend to slow the coronavirus spread. Many countries closed their borders [...]

Coronavirus: New Zealand forestry sector not likely to return to normal for six months

   New Zealand’s forestry industry continues to be impacted by coronavirus related disruption. GWMI's industry contacts, primarily [...]

Chinese wood industry slowly coming back to life

   Chinese firms are resuming work, and there appears to be an improvement over the last week. However, production [...]