Mandatory Covid-19 vaccination could disrupt production, say US wood panel manufacturers

    US wood panel manufacturers have expressed concern about potential production disruption coming from President Joe Biden [...]

Power rationing – China wood processing capacity drops

Power rationing policies are in effect in many provinces in order to limit activities of energy-intensive industrial enterprises. There [...]

Ukraine and EU agree to resolve log export ban

In a joint statement following the Ukraine-European Union summit, it is said that Ukraine and the EU have agreed [...]

ISC 2021: Softwood lumber production and consumption at record-high increase in Europe

It has been another extraordinary year in the softwood market since the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held completely online [...]

USNR and Wood Fiber merger to create a giant supplier

Two North American sawmill suppliers are joining forces: USNR and Wood Fiber will become the biggest supplier in the world [...]

Procedures for assessing effectiveness of EUTR are inadequate – European Court of Auditors

In a report published 4 October, the European Court of Auditors concluded that EC procedures for assessing effectiveness of the [...]

Congestion at Chinese ports puts pressure on softwood log imports

Log stocks in China have not increased but there is a lot of volume on boats queuing at Chinese ports [...]

Considerable drop in New Zealand log export prices in October

With record high prices in the traditionally slow months of June and July now, New Zealand log export prices have [...]

EU Commission suspects UPM, Stora Enso and Metsä of cartel activities

    The European Commission’s competition authorities began separate, unannounced inspections of the premises of Finnish forestry [...]

Segezha to become a global forestry giant with Bonum acquisition

A deal between investment group Bonum Capital and Russian forestry major Segezha will create the largest forestry assets holder in [...]