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Swedish forest industry affected by weak European markets; virus can reduce exports to China

As a whole, 2019 was a good year for the Swedish forest industry, but not as favorable as 2018. A [...]

Czech republic: Bark beetle infestation expected to double this year and again in 2021

   Bark beetle will attack up to 60 million cubic meters of wood this year in the Czech Republic [...]

Slight drop in U.S. softwood lumber production

   U.S. sawmills produced 32.612 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months [...]

Reduced Chinese tariffs on US wood products entered into force

The China Customs Tariff Commission issued a notice on 6 February 2020 stating that China will halve the additional tariffs [...]

Czech Republic: Prices for softwood timber collapse

   After the intermediate high in the first quarter of 2014, the prices of softwood fell sharply. The downward [...]

Finland: Forest industry under threat due to oversupply, falling prices and strikes

   Finland's forest industry has now become under threat by oversupply caused by the bark beetle and storms [...]

Volume of damaged wood in Europe was 50% higher in 2019

   The volume of damaged wood (both bark beetle and windthrown) in 2019 in Central Europe and Italy amounted [...]

Finnish pulp and timber strikes come to an end

The strikes began in January and affected the whole of Finland’s pulp and paper industry.      [...]

Estonia: Sharp fall in sawlog and pulpwood prices

   Roundwood prices in Estonia are starting to feel the pressure of the bark beetle crisis in Europe, although [...]