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UPM, Stora Enso and Metsä prepared to face the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the early part of the year was still reasonably good for large Finnish forestry companies.   [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices jumped once again last week

A lot of regular life activities remain unknown as various jurisdictions “open up” from the Covid19 isolation and quarantine. Regardless [...]

Arauco’s sales down by almost 20% in Q1/2020

Arauco, one of the largest global forest companies, reported sales revenues of USD 1,127.2 million during the first [...]

Forest is a clear candidate for an EU economic stimulus program

In light of the European Commission’s expected announcement of which business ecosystems will be targeted by the European Recovery [...]

China: Exports of plywood, wooden furniture down by more than 80% in Q1/2020

According to China Customs, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s plywood exports were 1.85 million cubic metres [...]

Belgian timber industry calls for measures to avoid economic collapse

In an open letter, Belgian importers, traders and processors of wood, via their trade association Fedustria, called for political leadership [...]

What’s the impact of coronavirus on exports of the Finnish forest industry?

How does the global recession caused by the coronavirus affect the exports and prices of the Finnish forest industry?  [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices continue upward trend and are above the levels of last year

North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices last week improved greatly over those one-month-ago, even surpassing what [...]

Vietnam: Wood industry needs fundamental change in export product lines, markets, say experts

The wood industry needs a fundamental change in export product lines and markets after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, an [...]