Archives: February 2020

Coronavirus: IKEA to close its stores in China

In the response to the Chinese government's call for strict and effective disease control of coronavirus outbreak, IKEA Retail [...]

Coronavirus starts to shake to wood industry

    There is industry concern that if the virus were to infect more people in coastal towns [...]

Stora Enso’s sales drop in 2019

    Despite achieving a turnover in excess of €10bn, each of Stora Enso’s group operations – packaging [...]

UPM invests more than 500 million euros into a biorefinery in Germany

UPM plans to enter the biochemicals business by investing in a biorefinery at Leuna, Germany.    The [...]

Arauco closes particleboard line in US

Arauco announced it will close its particleboard line in Moncure, North Carolina, effective April 2020.     Arauco [...]

European trade shows in opening weeks of 2020 the ”Greta effect”

As usual in January, the IMM furniture fair in Cologne and the Domotex flooring show in Hamburg were key events [...]

Upward trend in Swedish roundwood prices in 2019

Delivery prices on roundwood has increased two years in a row. The increase of 2019 was however less than the [...]

Buildings could avoid greenhouse gas emissions if wood replaces cement, steel

Replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood could avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production and [...]

Bark beetle infestation hasn’t impacted the Baltic states

In contrast to large parts of Central Europe with a focus on Germany and Austria, the bark beetle calamity in [...]
February 12, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Russian forest industry in crisis due to warm weather that impedes logging

The forest industry in Russia is currently in a crisis situation because of the abnormally warm weather this winter. The [...]
February 12, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Russia