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European demand for African tropical timber weakens

The impact of pandemic control measures have hit West African timber producers across the region hard, coming as it has [...]

Södra boosts capacity at its Värö mill

Södra is planning a new investment for its state-of-the-art pulp mill in Värö, Sweden, which [...]

Massive price drops for logs in Austria due to bark beetle infestation and coronavirus crisis

The log market in Austria is currently impacted by the bark beetle infestation and the coronavirus crisis in June.  [...]

European parquet market sales not expected to return to pre-Covid 19 levels soon

After a year of slight contraction in 2018, the European parquet market improved in 2019. Unfortunately, this positive result and [...]

Reductions in timber storage regulations in Sweden

The Swedish government ends the rules for timber storage to facilitate the forest industry during the current crisis.   [...]
July 2, 2020 Market Analysis / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / Europe

40% of Chinese factories in Gabon have ceased production

It is estimated that about 40% of Gabon’s Chinese factories have ceased production. In some cases, the plywood plants [...]

ULK Group to build a mega sawmill in Russia

    Russia's ULK Group is investing more than Euro 400 million in one of the country [...]

Is China going to ban imports of Canadian timber?

On June 16, China announced that pests were found in logs imported from Canada. This news triggered concerns in the [...]

Estonian sawlog prices rise in April 2020

    The prices for roundwood in Estonia have mostly increased during April 2020, despite the coronavirus pandemic [...]