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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 [...]

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 [...]

Enviva to acquire two pellet plants in US

Enviva Partners LP announced on June 18 it has agreed to purchase a wood pellet plant located in Waycross, Georgia [...]

BC looks to implement construction of mass timber buildings across the province

British Columbia Premier John Horgan has announced that the province is taking steps to strengthen its forest and timber industry [...]

Austrian sawmill industry to be temporary forced to buy damaged wood

Due to the bark beetle outbreak, the Austrian legislator is proposing to amend the Austrian Forest Act proposing a provision [...]