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US lumber prices continue to rise but sales volumes were unsteady

Sawmills across North America looked toward the end of summer after mid-May, as lumber prices continued to rise but [...]

EU tropical timber trade weakened before COVID lockdown

Having reached the highest level in more than a decade in October 2019, EU27+UK trade in tropical wood and [...]

Plywood markets coming back to life after COVID-19

In the past three weeks we have seen Western US plywood markets building and coming alive, after about a ten [...]

UK to apply tariffs for imported wood and wood products

From 1 January 2021, the UK will apply a UK-specific tariff to imported goods. The UK Global Tariff (UKGT [...]

West Fraser substantially resumed lumber and plywood production in May

During May West Fraser has substantially resumed lumber and plywood production with only a few facilities operating at less than [...]

Impact of coronavirus pandemic on the Russian wood industry

In January-March 2020, Russian roundwood production remained at the previous year’s level, while in Northwest Russia it decreased [...]

Pandemic still negatively impacting Chinese plywood market

According to Chinese merchants, after experiencing heavy volume in April, the recent dynamics of the Chinese plywood market has been [...]

South Korean Dongwha to build large MDF and laminated flooring plant in Vietnam

Dongwha Enterprise, one of South Korea’s best wood materials manufacturer, began construction of its very first independent production facility [...]

Russian lumber, roundwood exports decline sharply in Q1/2020

In January-March 2020, Russian lumber suppliers reduced exports by 7.7%. The export volume amounted to 4.1 million [...]

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.   [...]