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The bark beetle infestation is ravaging European forests

A bark beetle infestation is currently ravaging forests in Central and some Northern European countries. Reports from Germany, The Czech [...]

European sawn hardwood sector negatively impacted by raw materials’ supply

Production in the sawn hardwood sector has not been showing any significant trends over the last few years. Demand is [...]

European African timber operations transferred to Asian companies

A major structural change is underway in the African timber industry as operations are reoriented away from the European market [...]

Growth of Russian sawnwood exports negatively impacted by slowing Chinese demand

In the first quarter of 2018, the supply of sawn softwood from Russia increased by 1.8% (YoY) to 6 [...]

Tropical sawnwood battles for share of buoyant European market

Recent reports on European economic and construction sector health and outlook make for almost exclusively positive reading. After the EU [...]

Recent developments of the European oak market

Prices across the range of temperate species are said to be firm thanks to demand levels in the EU and [...]

European softwood lumber exports to China drop sharply in the first four months

The European softwood lumber exports to China have decreased during January-April 2018, as compared to the same period last [...]

The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council reach political agreement on renewable energy

Negotiators from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council reached an ambitious political agreement on increasing renewable energy [...]

China’s plywood trade disrupted by domestic environmental controls

Chinese plywood supply is reported by EU importers to be disrupted by tough new national environmental controls, which are forcing [...]