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Swedish and German softwood lumber exports to China rise sharply despite pandemic

  Despite the ongoing pandemic and the lockdowns which have slowed trade in many European countries, EU softwood lumber [...]

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 [...]

Forecast: Europe’s construction industry to be hit hard by COVID-19, says Euroconstruct

The European construction industry will be hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis, according to Euroconstruct's latest forecast for [...]

Central Europe: 500 million m3 of damaged wood expected in the next 5 years

   For at least five years, the forestry and timber industry in Central Europe has been struggling with the [...]

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 [...]