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COVID-19 recovery and bark beetles put heavy pressure on European sawmills

In general the coronavirus crisis has taken a heavy toll for many sawmills across Europe. While some forecasts some weeks [...]

Eurozone construction activity falls to all-time low

The IHS Markit Eurozone Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 15.1 in April, a new record low which [...]

Oversupply causes sharp drop in sawlog prices throughout Europe

Sawlog prices throughout Europe decline in 2019, early 2020 mainly from oversupply, enabling European lumber producers to become more globally [...]

Central Europe’s spruce bark beetle crisis could be larger than BC’s pine beetle epidemic

Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe has been damaged by a combination [...]

Sawn softwood prices in Chinese ports driven up by container shortages and rising freight rates

The interruption of the supply chain from China to Europe and Russia led to a lack of containers in the [...]

ETTF and EOS: COVID-19 impact on European wood market “severe and wide-ranging”

On 15 April, the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and the European Organization of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) organised a [...]

Bark beetle infestation starts spreading in Central European countries

Since mid-April, bark beetles have also been spotted in large parts of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In addition to [...]

European timber importers put orders on hold

Accurate estimates of the specific effects on timber trade volumes this year will only become apparent when more countries publish [...]

First signs of bark beetle attacks in Europe, as extreme drought continues

A third consecutive year of bark beetle calamity is expected to destroy the European spruce forests. The warm winter of [...]

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 [...]