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Finland: Pulp industry shows record results

Global mega-trends are expected to provide Finland's thriving pulp production sector with a buffer against future recessions. The [...]

Sharp rise in Brazilian exports of wood-based products

In November 2018, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 24% in value compared to November [...]

Romania: Higher standing timber prices revealed by recent auctions

In January, a new round of auctions for standing timber was held by the Romanian Forestry Agency (Romsilva), after the [...]

Georgia-Pacific to close lumber mill due high timber prices and drop in housing starts

Georgia-Pacific will close Sterling Lumber mill in Brunswick, Georgia, with loss of 120 jobs, amid difficultly in getting timber [...]

More US hardwood likely to be diverted to Europe

The on-going trade dispute between the US and China may lead to an increase in tariffs on US hardwood [...]

European wood flooring sales slow

Based on information obtained from its member companies and national associations, FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet Industry - estimates [...]

Sharp rise in US lumber prices

January closed with a bang as supply-side concerns ignited a rally that pushed many US framing lumber prices up [...]

Vietnam targets 10.5 billion USD in wood and forestry products in 2019

Vietnam's forestry product exports in January is estimated at 903 million USD, a rise of 11 percent over the [...]

Conifex curtails another sawmill due to high log costs and tough lumber market conditions

Conifex Timber Inc.announced that it is temporarily curtailing sawmill operations at its Fort St. James, British Columbia sawmill for [...]

Steady EU hardwood trade despite uncertain political situation

There are signs that the upturn in the eurozone economy in the last 2 years will be short-lived and [...]