Archives: March 2020

U.S. softwood lumber production rising in 2019; Canadian output down sharply

U.S. sawmills in 2019 produced 35.319 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in 2019, up 1.2 [...]

IKEA partners with Alibaba

     IKEA on March 10 started selling its products on Alibaba's Chinese e-commerce platform Tmall [...]

Arauco faces challenging 2019

     Arauco, one of the largest forestry companies in the world, reported revenues of USD 1,202 [...]

Forecast: India set to become a major importer of wood products in this decade

     Demand from housing, furniture, hospitality and handicraft remains strong, making India a potential market for imported [...]

China cargo flows return to pre-coronavirus levels

   Finally, some good news about the coronavirus and global supply chains: Cargo volumes and ship calls have swiftly [...]

Consequences of coronavirus for the Chinese timber industry

     Since mid-January, continued measures taken by China to control the spread of coronavirus have slowed [...]

Finland: Roundwood price analysis in 2019

   In 2019, the average price paid for pine logs purchased from Finnish non-industrial private forests in standing [...]

EU wood imports continue to recover in 2019

    Recovery in EU wood imports continues in 2019 The total value of EU28 imports of wood [...]

German furniture manufacturers can’t deliver to China

The effects of the coronavirus on the German-Chinese furniture trade are clearly noticeable, but not the only influences.   [...]