Archives: December 2020

Andritz to supply second MDF production line to Starwood, Turkey

Andritz has received an order from Starwood Orman Urunleri Sanayi A.S. to supply a fiber production line to its [...]

Wooden surfaces can fight against spread of coronavirus

The survival of viruses on wooden surfaces is studied in a project started last summer by the universities of Eastern [...]

Prices for imported softwood timber rise sharply in China

Market demand recovery, the ban on imports of Australian logs and rising ocean freight rates have recently triggered a sharp [...]

BSW acquires the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK

    BSW has acquired the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK, which includes the [...]

What will be the trend of wood prices in N. America in 2021?

    In 2020, the North American lumber prices have gone in unexpected ways while coming out from [...]

COVID-19 pandemic has seriously disrupted Poland’s forest industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the condition of the wood industry in Poland, which after temporary problems, including with [...]

NAHB: More cuts to lumber tariffs needed

Following recent Commerce Department cuts to tariffs on Canadian lumber imports from 20% to 9%, the National Association of Home [...]

UPM cuts 202 jobs

  UPM-Kymmene is cutting 202 jobs, mostly in Finland, following the conclusion of statutory negotiations with its employees [...]

Sawn hardwood production forecast to fall 25% this year in Europe

After a period of stability between 2016 and 2019, when sawn hardwood production in EOS member countries fluctuated between 5 [...]
December 14, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

West Fraser’s CEO sees homebuilding going strong for years

    Strong homebuilding activity in North America will mean tight wood supply and demand for several more [...]