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Swedish sawmilling company Setra to cut production by 20%

Swedish sawmilling company Setra plans to cut back production by 20% over coming months in response to declining demand, primarily [...]

European wood industry to reconsider supply chains after restrictions will be eased

Strict restrictive measures in most EU countries and indeed across the world have more or less restricted production, which has [...]

New Zealand’s forest industry to resume operations next Monday

    After nearly a month of strict lockdown, forest industry businesses in New Zealand have a week [...]

Pandemic has forced 39 sawmills across Canada to shut down

    The Forest Products Association of Canada says the demand for toilet paper has skyrocketed — increasing by [...]

Survey – Impact of pandemic on the Vietnamese timber sector

In the recent decade, based on 2 key competitive advantages, including cheap labour (average monthly wage of US$300) and [...]

Koskisen mills in Finland are running despite the coronavirus pandemic

Despite the emergency situation caused by the coronavirus, everyday life at Koskisen production plants is still close to normal. Logs [...]

China’s economy contracts for the first time in 28 years

China’s economy shrank in the first three months of 2020, its first contraction since 1992, as production and spending [...]

Survey – Impact of pandemic on the Indonesian timber sector

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures adopted to try and slow its spread are having a [...]

Many German wood pellet traders and producers don’t see negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic

Despite coronavirus related increased demand, wood pellets in April 2020 are significantly cheaper than in the previous month at a [...]

USDA Forest Service moves to support timber market

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is offering to extend contract deadlines on certain timber sales, sale [...]