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Negative performance for the US forest industry in April and May

US forest industry performance in April and May was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for [...]

Kronospan reports heavy losses in Bulgaria

Kronospan Bulgaria, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cyprus-based Konikato Holdings, said that its net loss nearly tripled to 12 [...]

WWF criticizes FSC: No positive environmental effects in northwestern Russia

The seal of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is considered by environmental organizations to be the most demanding international certificate [...]

Chinese tariffs will result in closing sawmills in US and falling hardwood prices

24% of hardwood produced in the United States is exported to China and 22% is exported to other countries. The [...]

China’s wood products trade continues to expand

The total value of China’s wood products trade rose 6% to US$163.5 billion in 2018. Of the [...]

Record volume of roundwood was felled in Finland in 2018

78.2 million cubic metres of roundwood was felled in the forests of Finland in 2018, representing an increase of [...]

Price drops in exports of New Zealand logs to China

Prices for New Zealand domestic log sales in June are mostly unchanged from May as we move to the end [...]

Production and consumption of European parquet downturned in 2018

After three years of moderate growth or stabilisation, and despite a generally good start of the year, the overall consumption [...]

Recent trends in Russia’s birch plywood market

Global plywood production has reached a level of about 160 million m3 in the recent years. China accounts for over [...]

Softwood log stocks in Chinese ports starting to fall

Total softwood log stocks across China have reduced slightly from last month to around 3.8 million m3. Daily uplift [...]