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Finland’s forest industry output impacted by the global economic downturn

    Out of the main product groups in Finland's forest industry, paper, board, lumber and plywood [...]

Record wood pellet production in Germany

   Germany's pellet manufacturers successfully closed the fourth quarter of 2019 with another production record.     [...]

Russia suspends ”timber trains” to China, amid fears of coronavirus spread

   Since January 31st, all railway transport between Russia and China is suspended except for Beijing-Moscow round-trip [...]

Estonia: Warm winter is impeding logging activity

   Logging activity in Estonia is currently disrupted, due to the unusual warm and snowless winter;   While [...]

EU “Green Deal” creates new opportunities for timber

The Green Deal, published on 11 December 2019 by the new European Commission and adopted by the European Parliament on [...]

Global wood consumption in 2019, the lowest of the decade

   The growth in global wood consumption has increased by only 0.3% in 2019, the lowest rate in [...]

“Greta effect” evident at European trade shows in opening weeks of 2020

   The IMM Cologne and the Domotex flooring show in Hamburg were the key events for the European wood [...]

Sweden: Roundwood prices continued to increase during 2019

   Roundwood prices in Sweden have increased in 2019, marking two years consecutive rise;   Pulpwood prices increased [...]

Bark beetle outbreak – report from the Baltic states

   As compared to the bark beetle outbreak in Central Europe, the situation in the Baltic states is stable [...]