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Finnish sawmill production is expected to drop to 10.3 million cubic meters in 2020

Sawwood production in Finland is expected to decrease from the previous year. At present, Finland’s sawwood exports to China [...]

Latvian forestry product exports Jan.-Apr. down 10.7% yoy

In January-April 2020, Latvia exported EUR 853.999 million worth of forestry products, which is a decrease of 10 [...]

Stora Enso uses drones to identify insect from the air

Stora Enso’s drone research used a drone and a multispectral camera to detect insect damages in Finnish forests. The [...]

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 [...]

Global lumber producers see surprising improvement in profitability in early 2020

The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of North America. However, in [...]

Upward trend in lumber prices reversed due to civil unrest in US

Sales of Western-Spruce-Pine-Fir construction framing dimension softwood lumber in the United States took a step back last [...]

Softwood lumber production in U.S. rises 5.2% in Jan.-Mar. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first three months of 2020 produced 9.161 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

First new B.C. sawmill in 15 years begins operations

Following a 2017 purchase of a former Coulson Manufacturing mill in Port Alberni, B.C., by San Group, British Columbia [...]

Vietnam’s wood product exports up by 6%, despite pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the wood industry still enjoyed 3.2 billion USD in exports in the [...]