Archives: March 2020

Finland: Forest industry under threat by the bark beetle effects, mild winters and coronavirus

   At the moment, forest prospects are obscured by unpredictable factors that are completely independent of the Finnish forest [...]

Malaysia coronavirus lockdown hurts wood pellet output

Malaysia extended a countrywide lockdown by two weeks to 14 April to combat the spread of the coronavirus, a move [...]

Russian timber industry in search for new markets

Many exporters of the Russian timber industry are suffering losses because of the coronavirus. The majority were forced to change [...]

Klausner to close its Klausner Lumber One sawmill in Florida

The Klausner Lumber One sawmill has ceased production. County Administrator Randy Harris confirmed that the sawmill shut down at the [...]

European timber exporters face heavy pressure due to coronavirus

Factories closed, ports idling, lack of containers, rising freight costs, shipments in stand-by… The coronavirus obviously does not spare [...]

Interfor Corporation to reduce lumber production

    Interfor Corporation will implement a number of initiatives in order to adjust its business to operating [...]

Coronavirus: Italian wood industry companies need strong support or they can’t survive

    Emanuele Orsini, the president of the Italian Federation of wood, cork, furniture and furnishing industries (FederlegnoArredo [...]

China’s construction industry collapses in the first two months

    The number of new housing starts in China over January-February slumped by 45% year on [...]