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European spruce bark beetle and its impact on wood markets

Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe was damaged by a combination of [...]

Swedish and German softwood lumber exports to China rise sharply despite pandemic

  Despite the ongoing pandemic and the lockdowns which have slowed trade in many European countries, EU softwood lumber [...]

Setra expands range of construction timber, to invest in a new planing mill in Sweden

Swedish wood products company Setra is expanding its range of construction timber with a major investment in new planed products [...]

Russia’s logs and lumber exports fall sharply in Jan.-Apr. 2020

During January-April 2020 Russia’s export of lumber exports reached made 5.7 million tons, down 9.6% year [...]

Belarus boosts lumber exports by 30%; enters Chinese market

In January-May 2020, lumber export of companies run by the Belarusian Forestry Ministry went up by 30%.   [...]

New Zealand’s forestry sector’s hopes for revival after rollercoaster ride

While the past few months have been a rollercoaster for many industries, the New Zealand's forest sector has been [...]

Demand for African tropical timber weakens in Europe

The impact of pandemic control measures have hit West African timber producers across the region hard, coming as it has [...]

Most softwood lumber prices in North America moderate while plywood prices’ surge

Wood panel prices will provide indication of remaining summer lumber demand. . There are much fewer producers of this essential building [...]

Austria: Massive price drops for logs due to bark beetle infestation and coronavirus crisis

The log market in Austria is currently impacted by the bark beetle infestation and the coronavirus crisis in June.   [...]

Sweden: Reductions in timber storage regulations

The Swedish government ends the rules for timber storage to facilitate the forest industry during the current crisis.   [...]