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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 [...]

Coronavirus affects India’s wood supply chain

   India relies on China to produce raw materials for veneer, plywood, fiberboard and particleboard, but the supply chain [...]

Trump bans travel from Europe; ban doesn’t apply to trade

   The United States has imposed a general entry ban on people wishing to travel to the United States [...]

Plywood market in the Middle East is set to rise robustly

   Middle East's plywood market is performing robustly for at least the past 10 years and is set [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production up 1.2% in 2019; Canadian output down sharply

U.S. sawmills in 2019 produced 35.319 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in 2019, up 1.2 [...]

India demand for softwood log imports set to triple by 2021

   Demand from housing, furniture, hospitality and handicraft remains strong, making India a potential market for imported wood products [...]