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French hardwood market hit by lack of demand and rising prices

At the moment, we must face the facts, there are few reasons to rejoice in the French hardwood market. At [...]

European damaged wood invades the Chinese timber market

Chinese timber imports fell by 21% in the first five months of 2020. Instead of 17.5 million m³, China [...]

Russia’s sawn timber and logs exports fall sharply in Jan.-May. 2020

During January-May 2020 Russia’s export of sawn timber made 7.3 mn tons, down 9.8% year-on [...]

Softwood lumber prices in US increase toward 2018 highs, demand drops

While demand for construction framing dimension softwood lumber continued to surpass supply last week, it was noticeable that buyer orders [...]

No strong COVID-19 signs in EU tropical timber import data

EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) tropical timber product imports continued to defy expectations of COVID-19 driven collapse in [...]

Brazil: Latest prices for exported tropical logs, sawnwood and plywood

In May 2020, the value of Brazilian exports of woodbased products (except pulp and paper) dropped 13.5% compared to [...]

Forestry association in US seeks extra $500M for COVID-19 stimulus package

The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is seeking an additional $500 million in federal State and Private Forestry (S [...]

Canada provides up to $30M for COVID-19 safety measures in forest operations

In an announcement by Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Seamus O’Regan, the federal government in partnership with provinces [...]

Finland: Falling prices of logs in June

In January-June, the member companies of the Finnish Forest Industries Federation bought 13.6 million cubic meters of wood [...]

Global forest products trade remains strong despite pandemic

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted supply chains for many industry sectors worldwide, the forest products industry has [...]