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October 2020

Editor’s pickRussia could ban softwood log exports by 2022

28-10-2020
Russia, ban, export, wood ban, trade

In a recent statement, Russian President Mr Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest products, and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs (in his terms: “hard-hitting decriminalisation of the industry”). He also requested a “complete ban on shipments of …

Editor’s pickAcimall: Partial improvement in Italian wood and furniture technology industry in 2020 Q3

27-10-2020
Acimall, woodworking technology, wood manufacturing, economy, COVID-19

Acimall, the association of Italian woodworking machinery and tools manufacturers, has reported the figures for the July-September 2020 period and what's happening in the wood and furniture technology segment of the Italian mechanical engineering industry. In general, orders of machinery and tools for wood and furniture are recording a …

Editor’s pickEuropean softwood lumber exports hit 45% in 2020

23-10-2020
Europe, export, trade, softwood

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the …

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