Forestry

Covid-19 and damaged wood, two major challenges of the German sawmill industry

In the German economy, Corona has led to a severe slump. The gross domestic product (GDP) in the 2nd quarter [...]

Prices of roundwood under pressure in Estonia

Stilll under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the price pressure of the bark beetle infestation in Central [...]

Vietnamese wood product exporters advised to take actions to optimise US market

Vietnam has enjoyed a surge in timber and wood product exports to the US this year, but businesses need to [...]

Canadian softwood lumber market outlook in 2020/2021

The main driver for Canadian softwood lumber production is not domestic consumption, but rather exports— and exports to the US [...]

Chinese investors to open processing plants in Russia due to timber export ban

Russia's ban on the supply of unprocessed timber abroad will encourage Chinese businessmen to open timber processing plants in [...]

Sawmills in Sweden defy coronavirus crisis

Current situation of the Swedish forest industry     Swedish demand for sawn wood products has decreased by [...]

Market slowdown in Finland caused reduced timber prices

   Slowdown in the timber market reduced timber prices in Finland   Ongoing quiet year will turn into [...]

Global hardwood, softwood prices fell in Q2/2020

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing fiber price indices [...]

Finland: Sawmills struggle to pay for raw materials due to low export prices of lumber

Almost 500 million cubic meters of lumber were produced worldwide last year, of which almost three quarters were coniferous lumber [...]