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Prices of exported New Zealand logs rise sharply as Chinese inventories running low

Exports of logs from New Zealand were worth just $96 million in April 2020, down $211 million from $307 million [...]

US housing starts fell by the most on record due to coronavirus pandemic

US housing starts in April  plunged by the most on record going back to 1959 as sweeping lockdowns to contain [...]

The coronavirus has not stopped the global trade of forest products

The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted the supply chains for numerous industry sectors worldwide the past few months.   [...]

COVID-19 negatively affecting business for 58% of wood pellet producers globally

A pellet producer survey shows that the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting raw material availability. Most producers expect costs to [...]

Estonian roundwood prices pick up in March but still way lower as compared to last year

    The prices for roundwood in Estonia have mostly increased during March 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic [...]

Eurozone construction activity falls to all-time low

The IHS Markit Eurozone Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 15.1 in April, a new record low which [...]

European softwood lumber exports to China rise 30% in Q1/2020 despite coronavirus pandemic

        Despite the coronavirus pandemic which first hit China and than spread all [...]

US softwood lumber production up 4.2% in Jan.-Feb. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first two months of 2020 produced 6.108 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

Germany: Sharp fall in pellet prices in May

The price of wood pellets in Germany fell again in May and is now € 230.22 / t for a 6 [...]

Record pellet production in Spain

Wood pellet production in Spain has increased by 20% in the last year, reaching a record volume of 714,000 [...]