Archives: February 2020

India may restrict imports of furniture

The Indian government is likely to impose restrictions on imports of furniture with a view to boost domestic manufacturing and [...]

Trump wants to help plant 1 trillion trees

    President Trump announced the United States will join a 1 trillion trees initiative launched at the [...]
February 12, 2020 Latest Trends / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / North America

Germany: Calls for more softwood planting

    The Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rohholz eV – the Working Group on Raw Wood Consumers – (AGR), a voluntary association of [...]
February 10, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Overview of the Russian plywood market and price evolution

Plywood sales in the Russian market fell from 1.7% to 12.9% per year from 2014 to 2018. Russian [...]

European softwood logs invade the Chinese; market prices down sharply

    European beetle logs have flooded the Chinese market. In the first ten months of the year [...]

UPM could close Chapelle mill in France

In September 2019, UPM announced plans to sell its Chapelle newsprint mill in Grand-Couronne, France.      [...]

Central European bark beetle crisis puts pressure on timber prices

    The situation is described by industry insiders as serious and likely to impact the entire forestry [...]

Mayr-Melnhof to invest EUR 130 million in a new cross-laminated timber plant

Austrian company Mayr-Melnhof will invest € 130 million on new cross-laminated timber production plant at the company's site [...]

U.S. lumber company found importing high-risk Peruvian timber

    An investigation by illegal-logging watchdog Timberleaks has found that a New Orleans-based lumber company [...]

Current trends in the Japanese wood pellet market

    The earthquake, tsunami and resulting damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggered by the Great [...]