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Deforestation-risk countries’ ban to have far-reaching effects for EU wood trade

On 17 November 2021, the European Commission announced a Proposal for a new Regulation to reduce global deforestation and forest [...]

Germany: No lumber shortages at the moment; price level again competitive

In the first half of 2021, the German market for lumber was characterized by enormous price increases and, at times [...]

DOMOTEX cancelled in January 2022 due to recent Covid-19 evolution

Deutsche Messe, the organiser of DOMOTEX, the trade show for carpets and floor coverings, has announced that DOMOTEX will not [...]

Vietnamese wood processing industry sees recovery in production

The Vietnamese wood processing industry has recently seen a recovery in production after the fourth outbreak of Covid-19.  [...]

China: Substantial increases in production costs for the wood product sector

Because of the government’s power rationing policy production, the China's wood product sector is being disrupted and output [...]

What role do forest and forest products will play in the COP26 climate summit

The COP26 climate summit in Glasgow focuses on increasing countries' commitments to reduce fossil emissions. What role will the forest [...]

European wood flooring markets report growth but are facing difficult raw materials supply conditions

European wood flooring consumption continues to progress thanks to renovation but manufacturers still experience tight raw materials supply conditions  [...]

West Fraser to acquire OSB mill in US South

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has signed a deal to buy Georgia Pacific’s oriented strand board mill near Allendale [...]

Global supply chain crisis could stretch into 2023

The supply chain crisis threatening the global economy risks lasting at least another year unless governments step in to help [...]