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Giant forest owners association forms in Sweden

28,000 Swedish forest owners formed the new Norra Skog business association through the merger of Norrskog and Norra Skogsagarna [...]

Log jam at Chinese ports puts New Zealand’s exports of logs in jeopardy

   Ports in China can’t take more logs from New Zealand . Lack of space in Chinese ports is [...]

China’s timber imports from Czech Republic skyrocket

   Affected by the bark beetle infestation, the volume of timber felling and trade in Czech Republic has increased [...]

Vietnam’s timber industry hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak in China

   Vietnam’s timber sector is suffering. The number of infections caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam may [...]

Sweden: Roundwood prices on a downward trend in Q4/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 477 SEK/m3 (EUR 45.24/m3), while spruce logs SEK 506/m3 [...]

China to remove tariffs on U.S. hardwoods

   Based on reports from the Agricultural Specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as well as the [...]

Tough lumber market results in big loss for Canfor

Canfor, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based lumber and pulp producer, reported that fourth quarter 2019 sales increased 7.5% to [...]

BSW Timber acquired by private equity firm

   BSW Group, the UK’s largest forestry and sawmilling business, has been acquired by private equity firm Endless [...]

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 [...]