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Top global lumber producing companies in 2019: Slow demand results in lower output

Top global lumber companies’ production recorded a net decline in 2019. The same 15 companies that made the list in [...]

Metsa to buy half a billion euros equipment for its new giant sawmill in Finland

Metsä Fibre has agreed on the main equipment purchases for the new sawmill to be built in Rauma and the [...]

China’s wood and wood products imports fall sharply in Q1/2020

According to Chinese customs statistics, in the first quarter of 2020, China’s wood and wood products imports were 15 [...]

Vietnamese wood industry faces double trouble: coronavirus pandemic and anti-dumping tariffs

The widespread coronavirus  pandemic has resulted in a serious disruption of the supply chains. Besides difficulties in the source of [...]

First signs of bark beetle attacks in Europe, as extreme drought continues

A third consecutive year of bark beetle calamity is expected to destroy the European spruce forests. The warm winter of [...]

Bergs Timber resumes normal production; cites improved demand in main markets

   Bergs Timber to resume normal production at its Swedish and Estonian sawmills on May 4, citing good demand [...]

First shipments of New Zealand’s radiata pine logs to China expected in mid-May

After nearly a month of strict lockdown, forest industry businesses in New Zealand has restarted activity, after the Government moved [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices pick up in March

Trade of roundwood in non-industrial private forests went up in March. However, it was one fifth smaller than the [...]

Survey – Impact of pandemic on Ghana’s tropical timber sector

The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the measures adopted to try and slow its spread are having a [...]

Russian plywood producer Sveza foresees complete stoppage of production in the worst-case scenario of pandemic

The Russian birch plywood producer Sveza said that it expected a reduction in production in 2020: from 20% to a [...]