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Chinese wood processing companies severely impacted by slow demand abroad

   78% of China's wood processing companies currently are affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, while the resumption [...]

IKEA to invest 150 million euros in Spain

IKEA announced an investment of around 150 million euros in the next 3 years in an expansion and transformation plan [...]

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 [...]

German furniture industry expects a 10% drop in sales for 2020

The German furniture industry has so far come through the corona crisis robustly compared to other economic sectors.   [...]

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 [...]

Vietnam plywood export companies face increased trade risks

China has invested in 29 plywood projects worth over US$150 million in Vietnam, becoming the country’s largest plywood [...]

Serious interruption of Chinese plywood supply to Europe

On supply, some interruption was reported out of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the lockdown; some factories reported to have [...]

IKEA plans to review its Ukrainian wood supply after critical report

Furniture retailer IKEA said on Tuesday it would review its wood supply chain in Ukraine after a report by a [...]

Ikea faces allegations it used illegally logged timber from Ukraine

Some of Ikea’s wood products may have been made with illegally sourced timber from ancient forests in Ukraine.  [...]

Canceled and postponed forest industry events in North America; latest updates

As countries, provinces and states across the United States and Canada announced strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus [...]