Forest2Market Monthly News

May Poll

How has the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19 affected forest industry production in your region?
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Results From April's Poll

Compared to 30 days ago, are you more, less, or equally concerned about the impacts of COVID-19 on your business?

WATCH: Forest2Market's Roundtable on COVID-19 Impacts

By Forest2Market
We want to continue to find ways of adding value as a trusted business partner and we are pleased to share the video from our first roundtable discussion with our industry experts. The recorded content follows an informal “townhall” meeting format and features insights and field reports from across the global forest supply chain.
Forest2Market and Fisher International Acquire Tecnon OrbiChem

By Forest2Market
Forest2Market and Fisher International, two firms offering data, analytics and business intelligence solutions to the forest products and pulp and paper industries, have acquired Tecnon OrbiChem, a UK firm offering data and analytics to the petrochemical industry and focusing primarily on chemical intermediates, synthetic fibers and resins.

UPDATE: North American Lumber Market Adjusts in April

By John Greene
As a follow-up to last month’s snapshot of what’s happening across the North American lumber market, we are providing a glimpse of the latest developments courtesy of data from Madison’s Lumber Reporter and Forest2Market, as well as video field reports from our industry experts.

Australasia Market Spotlight: Chinese Woodchip Imports & Supplier Trends

By Tim Woods
Hardwood chip deliveries to China fell to their lowest quarterly total in two years in the 4Q2019. At 2.771 million bone dried metric tons (bdmt), deliveries were still substantial, albeit almost 13 percent lower than the previous quarter.

Wood Chips and Conveyor
Forest2Market’s Economic Outlook: Metrics That Matter to the Forest Industry

By Joe Clark
Every month, Forest2Market publishes updated forecasting products designed specifically for participants in the forest value chain. The Economic Outlook is a macroeconomic indicator forecast that supplies critical information, context and insight about general economic trends and directions.

Australian Wildfires: Timberland & Industry Impacts

By Tim Woods
The extent, ferocity and impact of the 2019-20 wildfire season in Australia will be felt long into the future at the personal, community and business levels. It may be that we have reeled from one crisis to the next right now, however the impact of the fires will be felt for a long time.
Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Brazil’s Forest Sector

By Marcelo Schmid
Some players in the Brazilian forest-based industry are doing well in the face of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus. But while the country’s pulp sector has largely been unaffected, the packaging sector has been hit hard.

Strategic Planning During Downturns with Precise Market Data

By Joe Clark
Maximizing liquidity is a natural instinct during times of extreme uncertainty. Manufacturers are now trying to align their outputs to a rapidly changing market and are faced with a number of new questions.

March Housing Starts Freefall in Wake of Pandemic

By John Greene
Privately-owned housing starts were down 22.3 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1.216 million units.