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Södra to return to full production at its Orrefors as UK demand picks up

A cautious reopening of the UK economy again allows Södra to return to full production at one of its [...]

Canfor to reopen 2 BC sawmills

Canfor has announced that it plans to reopen two B.C. area sawmills on Monday, 11th May. Its operations in [...]

UK hardwood trade suffering from lack of finance and poor margins in time of COVID-19

UK hardwood market was not in total lockdown in April, but activity was radically reduced by the Covid-19 epidemic [...]

BC government offers aid to forest companies

The British Columbia government is deferring a timber harvesting fee charged to forest companies in an effort to help the [...]

North American softwood lumber prices recover from lows of two weeks ago

Given the wee surge last week, North American softwood lumber prices have bounced from lows of two weeks ago. Whether [...]

Top global lumber producing companies in 2019: Slow demand results in lower output

Top global lumber companies’ production recorded a net decline in 2019. The same 15 companies that made the list in [...]

Metsa to buy half a billion euros equipment for its new giant sawmill in Finland

Metsä Fibre has agreed on the main equipment purchases for the new sawmill to be built in Rauma and the [...]

China’s wood and wood products imports fall sharply in Q1/2020

According to Chinese customs statistics, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s wood and wood products imports were 15 [...]

Vietnamese wood industry faces double trouble: coronavirus pandemic and anti-dumping tariffs

The widespread coronavirus  pandemic has resulted in a serious disruption of the supply chains. Besides difficulties in the source of [...]

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 [...]