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“Greta effect” evident at European trade shows in opening weeks of 2020

   The IMM Cologne and the Domotex flooring show in Hamburg were the key events for the European wood [...]

Sweden: Roundwood prices continued to increase during 2019

   Roundwood prices in Sweden have increased in 2019, marking two years consecutive rise;   Pulpwood prices increased [...]

Bark beetle outbreak – report from the Baltic states

   As compared to the bark beetle outbreak in Central Europe, the situation in the Baltic states is stable [...]

Crisis in the Russian forest industry due to abnormally warm weather

   Abnormally warm weather is causing a crisis in the Russian forest industry;   Due to the warm [...]

450% rise in European softwood logs export to China; prices down sharply

   15 million m3 of softwood logs have been exported from Europe to China from January to October 2019 [...]

Calls for more softwood planting in Germany

   The proportion of softwood trees in German forests is dropping, as more hardwood planting started decades ago for [...]

Central European bark beetle crisis puts pressure on Estonian timber prices

   Timber prices in Estonia have started rapidly falling from their spring-time high;   Estonian wood prices [...]

U.S. lumber company allegedly found importing high-risk Peruvian timber

     An investigation by Timberleaks has found that New Orleans, Louisiana-based Robinson Lumber Company has a [...]

Finland’s forestry industry paralyzed by strikes

Some 9,000 workers at Finnish paper mills will start a three-week strike this Monday after wage talks broke [...]

Sawmill closures in New Zealand as overseas market subsidies inflate log prices

Sawmills in New Zealand find it hard to be profitable when overseas competitors can benefit from subsidies, the main timber [...]