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Calamities and coronavirus: Bad prospects in the German and Austrian forest

The first half of the year was extremely bad for the majority of Austrian and German forest companies. In addition [...]

Softwood lumber prices at record highs in North America

North American softwood lumber manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, buyers, and end-users alike agree that this current supply-demand situation, and [...]

Estonian company to build a new sawmill in Belarus

The Estonian wood industry company Kaamos Timber entered into a loan agreement with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development [...]

Record pace for German exports of logs; 50% goes to China

Germany continued to export logs at record pace in early 2020, with almost 50% of the volume destined for China [...]

COVID-19 pandemic expected to further slow the global construction activity

Global construction activity contracted across all region in Q2 due to the lockdowns to control the spread of the COVID [...]

Sales of softwood lumber remain strong in N. America

At a time when end-users have usually received delivery for expected building needs until after September, demand for North [...]

Finland’s forest industry will survive the coronavirus pandemic, despite production decreases

The coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for certain forest industry products, such as tissue paper and packaging material. However, that [...]

Vietnam’s wood, wood products export up 6.2% in 7 months

Vietnam exported nearly 6.1 billion U.S. dollars of wood and wood-based products in the first seven months [...]

Heavy floods in China expected to have an impact on timber demand

The summer rains arrived early this year in China and with unusual intensity. Over the past weeks, the average precipitation [...]