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Impact of COVID-19 on the EU tropical wood market varies across member states

The impact of COVID-19 on imports of tropical wood and wood furniture on individual EU27 countries has varied widely [...]

Swedish sawmills take advantage of opportunities in the US market

Danske Bank's head of the forestry and agriculture business area, Johan Freij, summarizes the situation in the timber market [...]

Roundwood prices plummet in Estonia

Under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the price pressure of the bark beetle infestation in Central Europe [...]

US lumber market: Sawmills struggle to supply

The price of lumber in the Chicago futures market is at an all-time high. The demand for lumber is [...]

Weak MDF market in China

According to Chinese market insiders, the weakness of the downstream furniture market in China this year has led to a [...]

Vietnam’s forestry products exports up 10.3% in Jan.-Aug. 2020

Vietnam earned 7.83 billion USD from exporting forestry products in the first eight months of 2020, up 10.3 [...]

Ireland: Timber supply for 2020 and 2021 is “under severe threat”

Coillte has warned the Government that it could run out of timber to sell off before the end of the [...]

Changes to US softwood lumber tariffs could revive many Canadian mills

Changes to softwood tariffs between the United States and Canada could help alleviate the Canada’s lumber shortage.   [...]

Roundwood prices in Finland fall in July

In July, the average stumpage price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 53.5 per cubic meter, and the [...]

Interview with Michael Snow: Impact of Covid-19 on hardwood exports to China

Where does the global wood industry go in the post-pandemic era? This is a topic that most professionals in [...]