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Ongoing recovery of the European softwood lumber market

Until recently, the total annual consumption of softwood lumber in Europe has been steadily increasing and in 2019 reached the [...]

Wooden surfaces can help in fight against spread of coronavirus

The survival of viruses on wooden surfaces is studied in a project started last summer by the universities of Eastern [...]

Challenges for the EU wood market as many countries go back into lockdown

   It remains to be seen whether the recovery in EU wood market will be sustained as there are [...]

Prospects for the German wood industry are deteriorating again, as number of infections rise

   The mood among companies in the German wood industry clouded over slightly in October against the background of [...]

EU27 tropical timber imports stronger than expected so far in 2020 

   Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US [...]

UPM’s profits fall sharply in Q3/2020

   Finnish forestry product giant UPM reported a larger than anticipated drop in profits in its third quarter.  [...]

Calamities and coronavirus: Bad prospects in the German and Austrian forest

The first half of the year was extremely bad for the majority of Austrian and German forest companies. In addition [...]

German furniture industry expects a 10% drop in sales for 2020

The German furniture industry has so far come through the corona crisis robustly compared to other economic sectors.   [...]

The Swiss wood market marked by coronavirus and bark beetle

The Swiss timber market has so far navigated the pandemic "relatively well", the Swiss Timber Commission (HMK), which met in [...]

Demand for African tropical timber weakens in Europe

The impact of pandemic control measures have hit West African timber producers across the region hard, coming as it has [...]