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45 mill curtailments in BC due to COVID-19

B.C.’s Forests Minister says almost two dozen mills in the province have had to curtail or shut down [...]

Vietnamese wood industry needs fundamental change in export product lines, markets

The wood industry needs a fundamental change in export product lines and markets after the COVID-19 pandemic ends, an [...]

Prices of oak in France under pressure

After 4 weeks of interruption, sales resumed in April in France's public forests. Because of the lockdown measures, they [...]

Impact of pandemic on Gabon’s timber sector

The Minister of Forests in Gabon has issued a letter with wide ranging advice and guidance for timber companies whom [...]

Södra sees supply and demand fall due to the outbreak of COVID-19

Despite dramatically changed conditions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, production rates at Södra’s facilities remained [...]

Sharp drop in China’s tropical log imports

Tropical log imports in the first two months of 2020 amounted 1.30 million cubic metres, down 26% year on [...]

COVID-19 pandemic starts to impact Norbord

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $75 million for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $27 million in the [...]

The worst time in Argentina’s timber industry in the last 50 years

    Argentina's timber industry sees worst conditions in 50 years, as loggers' sales plummet more than [...]

Sweden: Roundwood prices see sharp drop in Q1/2020

Pine logs cost now an average of 478 SEK/m3 (EUR 44.91/m3), while spruce logs cost SEK 501 [...]

Georgia-Pacific to cease operations at lumber mill in Louisiana

    Georgia-Pacific will “cease operations” at its lumber facility in DeQuincy, Louisiana due to market conditions [...]