40% increase registered in Finnish exports to Asia

23.06.2017 − Finnish exports of softwood timber and planed products to Eastern Asia rose by 40% in the first quarter to 754,776 m³ and by six percentage points to a share of 31% . » more


Price of 2x4 down by 14.5% in USA since mid-April

22.06.2017 − Since the record level reached in mid-April, the average price for SPF 2x4 #2&Btr established by Random Lengths had fallen by 14.5% by the end of last week. » more

Lumber exports in first quarter up 3% year on year

19.06.2017 − Because of numerous cases of substantial growth in sales in Europe, Asia and North America, Swedish softwood-lumber exporters achieved year-on-year growth in exports in March of 10%. » more

Large-scale Dutch sawmill ceases business operations

14.06.2017 − After deliveries of roundwood to Dutch Willemsen Naaldhout had already ceased on 29 May, residual production will probably be carried out until September. » more

Veisto: Sawmill projects in North America and Europe

12.06.2017 − By the end of May, the Finnish Veisto had already largely filled this year's production capacity for machinery construction and is currently already preparing projects for 2018. » more

Swedish wood industry increasing investment activity

02.06.2017 − What the Swedish woodworking industry sees as the return of slightly better market conditions could be reflected in increasing investment activity in 2017.» more

Linck posts growth in turnover of 44% in 2016

02.06.2017 − With turnover of roughly €65m in the 2016 financial year, Linck Holzverarbeitungstechnik achieved year-on-year growth in revenues of €20m, or roughly 44%.» more

Moelven merges sawmills Notnäs and Ransbysågen

01.06.2017 − With effect from 1 August, the Norwegian company Moelven Industrier will merge the Central Swedish sawmills Moelven Notnäs and Moelven Ransbysågen.» more

Kurekss orders TC-type continuous dryer from Valutec

26.05.2017 − The Latvian wood-industry enterprise Kurekss has recently placed an order with Valutec for a TC-type continuous dryer.» more

Setra aiming to increase timber output at Malå sawmill

26.05.2017 − In order to secure the supply of raw materials for manufacturing interior-finishing products and wooden floors, Swedish Setra Group is planning to boost the annual output at its Malå sawmill.» more

USA imported 16% less lumber from Canada in Q1

25.05.2017 − The USA imported a total of 8.456m m³ of softwood lumber from Canada in the first quarter of this year which, equates to a reduction of 16% against last year.» more

Swedish exports in February 6% lower than last year

22.05.2017 − With the exception of Asia, Swedish softwood timber and planed product exporters had to put up with reductions in all of the other sales regions in February. » more

Russian sawmill LDK 3 commences trial operation

19.05.2017 − At the end of April, Russian LDK 3 commenced trial operation of the newly-installed chipper-canter supplied by German Linck. » more

James Jones investing a total of £15m in Lockerbie

16.05.2017 − British James Jones & Sons is currently investing around £15m in updating and extending the Lockerbie sawmilling facility in Scotland.» more

Poland: 9% increase in lumber production

12.05.2017 − Lumber production in the first quarter increased by 9% to 770,000m³ in Poland. » more

Poland threated with action before Court of Justice

10.05.2017 − On 27 April, the EU Commission requested the Polish ministry of the environment to discontinue felling operations on the present scale in the “Bialowieza Forest” National Park in southern Poland. » more

RusForest achieves sharp improvement in result

09.05.2017 − Following growth in sales volume and higher softwood-lumber prices, RusForest achieved a big improvement in results figures for the 2016 financial year. » more

Softwood sawlogs prices down by 3% in Sweden

08.05.2017 − Prices for spruce and pine sawlogs in Sweden in the first quarter were an average of around 3% below those of the reference figures for last year. » more

Canfor’s softwood lumber sales reduced by 10.9%

06.05.2017 − Higher selling prices on the softwood lumber markets led to increases in the sales revenue and key performance figures of “Lumber” division of Canfor in the first quarter. » more

Germany: No further increase registered in logging

04.05.2017 − An above-average reduction in logging in the private forest sector cause the overall volume of timber felled in Germany in 2016 to fall by 6.1% to 52.19m m³.» more

Spanish softwood timber imports down in fourth quarter

02.05.2017 − Spanish softwood timber imports in the fourth quarter of 2016 were 5% lower than in the same quarter of the year before at 239,263 m³.» more

USA imposes countervailing duty on imports from Canada

28.04.2017 − On 24 April, the US Department of Commerce (DOC) stipulated provisional countervailing duty (CVD) of 19.88% on the invoice value of Canadian deliveries of softwood lumber and wood products to the USA. » more

Mercer concludes its acquisition of Klausner

26.04.2017 − Following receipt of approval from the competition authorities, Canadian Mercer International concluded its acquisition of the assets of Klausner Holz Thüringen (KHT), on 12 April.» more

5.1% more lumber produced by Russia in March

25.04.2017 − In view of a higher supply of logs and a satisfactory level of demand Russian sawmills raised their cutting activity in January and March above the level of the reference months of last year.» more

Pomeranian Timber puts new band saws into service

24.04.2017 − Polish Pomeranian Timber put two new band sawlines and sorting system into operation in January as part of a replacement investment project. » more

Fåvang Sag og Høvleri modernises sawmill

18.04.2017 − Norwegian Fåvang Sag og Høvleri has placed an order with Swedish RemaSawco for the supply of components for a new lumber-sorting line. » more

Croatia: Primultini supplies lines for six plants

14.04.2017 − In 2015 and 2016, Italian Primultini supplied new hardwood-roundwood sawing lines to six mills in Croatia and one in Serbia. » more

Bergs takes over assets of Rörvik's Myresjö sawmill

12.04.2017 − According to Swedish media reports, Swedish Bergs Timber is to take over the assets of the decommissioned Myresjö spruce sawmill owned by Rörvik Timber. » more

Ehlers appointed as head of sales at Ilim Timber Europe

10.04.2017 − Since 17 March, Mario Ehlers has held responsibility for sales of softwood lumber of sawmills in Wismar and Landsberg as head of sales at Ilim Timber Europe. » more

Siljan orders ten drying kilns from Valutec

07.04.2017 − Swedish Siljan recently placed an order with similarly Valutec Group for ten forklift-loaded drying kilns with a total annual capacity of around 120,000 m³ and 29 “Valmatics” control systems.» more