Roundwood/Sawnwood

Finnish softwood lumber exports to China up by 63%

22.03.2017 − Finnish exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber to China increased by 63% in the fourth quarter of 2016 vis à vis the comparative quarter the preceding year to 312,367m³. » more

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Sweden: Escalation in problems of lumber exports to Asia

17.03.2017 − Problems facing Swedish suppliers concerning the processing of their softwood lumber exports to customers in Asia have further intensified over the course of the first quarter.» more

Rettenmeier concluding conversion work in Ramstein

16.03.2017 − German Rettenmeier Holding is going to conclude the as yet unfinished components of the expansion investment project for the works of Rettenmeier Ramstein before the end of the first quarter.» more

Proteak agrees line of credit for $65m

13.03.2017 − Mexican Proteak Uno agreed a multilateral credit line for a total of $65m with the International Fi-nance Corporation (IFC) and the Promotion and Participation Agency for Economic Cooperation (PROPARCO).» more

Belarus increases softwood lumber exports by 37%

09.03.2017 − In 2016 Belarusian exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber increased by 37% vis à vis the preceding year to 1.467m m³. » more

Japanese lumber imports from Europe to decline by 1.3%

06.03.2017 − After a probable figure of around 2.81 Mio m³ in 2016, a slight decline of 1.3% is anticipated demand for European lumber in Japan this year. » more

93 employees dismissed from Rörvik Timber

03.03.2017 − According to reports in Swedish media, Rörvik Timber terminated the employment contracts of the entire workforce of the two Boxholm and Myresjö sawmills on 23 February.» more

Keitele investing €25m in extending Alajärvi sawmill

01.03.2017 − Finnish Keitele Group is investing approximately €25m this year in extending the Alajärvi sawmill. » more

UPM orders progressive kiln for Korkeakoski sawmill

28.02.2017 − Finnish UPM-Kymmene recently placed an order with Swedish Valutec Group for an OTC-type progressive kiln for its Korkeakoski sawmill. » more

2x4 price up by $81 in only three weeks in USA

27.02.2017 − The prospect of import duty on Canadian softwood lumber deliveries has led to a massive increase in prices on the US softwood lumber market in the last few weeks. » more

Mercer taking over Friesau facility from Klausner

24.02.2017 − Mercer International is taking over the sawmill of Klausner Holz Thüringen (KHT) of Ebersdorf-Friesau for $55.1m plus approximately $9m in working capital along with the biomass-fired cogeneration plant.» more

Russia records 24% rise in softwood lumber exports

21.02.2017 − Russian softwood lumber exports increased by 24% to 6.169m m³ in the fourth quarter of 2016 vis à vis the preceding year's comparative quarter. » more

Chile: 70,000 ha forest plantations affected by fires

20.02.2017 − Forest fires which broke out in central Chile in mid-January destroyed a total of 556,000 ha forest and grassland by the end of the month. » more

Swedish exports again exceed previous year’s figure

17.02.2017 − In November 2016 Swedish softwood lumber and planed lumber exports increased by 7% to 1.137m m³. » more

Lumber output of Polish sawmills up by 7%

15.02.2017 − In the fourth quarter Polish sawmills produced 719,000m³ lumber which corresponds to an increase of 7% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year. » more

3% rise in Sawmill 25 group’s cutting performance in 2016

13.02.2017 − The three sawmills of the northern Russian Sawmill 25 group cut a total of 1.409m m³ of softwood logs in 2016 (+3 %), processing them into 622,500 m³ of lumber. » more

Forest projects in Ireland being supported with €83.5m

10.02.2017 − The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) will be supporting the Dasos Ireland Forestry Fund, established by Finnish Dasos Capital, with a total of €83.5m. » more

German softwood lumber output down 2.0% in Q3 2016

08.02.2017 − Rough-sawn softwood lumber production in the German sawmilling industry in the third quarter of 2016 was 2.0% lower than in the same quarter of the year before at 4.534m m³. » more

Growth of 4.2% in Russian lumber output last year

06.02.2017 − According to information from the statistics authority Rosstat, the Russian sawmilling industry’s output in 2016 was 4.2% higher than the year before at 22.8m m³. » more

Setra Group records growth in sales revenue and result

02.02.2017 − Leaving non-recurring effects aside, Swedish Setra Group achieved an operating result of SEK29m in the fourth quarter of 2016 after having posted -SEK31m in the same quarter of the year before. » more

Valutec to supply tunnel dryer to Adam Wilson sawmill

01.02.2017 − At the beginning of December 2016, Scottish Adam Wilson & Sons ordered an OTC tunnel dryer from Valutec Group for its sawmill site in Troon. » more

Egger’s new progressive kiln put into service in December

31.01.2017 − The Egger group put a TC progressive kiln supplied by Swedish Valutec Group into operation at the Brilon sawmill in mid-December 2016. » more

Spanish sawn softwood imports decreased by 3%

30.01.2017 − Spanish imports of softwood lumber in the third quarter of 2016 were 3% lower than the year before at 203,696 m³. » more

Sweden: Lumber exports down by 5% in October

26.01.2017 − Following the significant increase in softwood lumber and planed lumber exports in September (+16%), exports in October remained approximately 5% below the preceding year’s figure at 1.081m m³. » more

Only minor growth registered in Finnish exports

20.01.2017 − Finnish exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber rose by 2% in the third quarter of 2016 to 1.793m m³. » more

Bergs Timber took over Setra’s Vimmerby sawmill

18.01.2017 − Swedish Bergs Timber took over the Vimmerby pine sawmill from Setra Group on what is likely to be 9 January. » more

Interfor grows strongly again in third quarter

17.01.2017 − The positive trend in results seen in the first quarter of 2016 at Canadian Interfor, when a slight plus of Can$0.8m was achieved, continued during the further course of the year. » more

US Department of Commerce continues investigations

13.01.2017 − The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) takes the view that the US-American sawmill industry is disadvantaged by subsidised softwood-lumber imports from Canada. » more

Duratex sells plantations to Fibria pulp group

10.01.2017 − Brazilian Duratex sold eucalyptus plantations in the federal state of São Paulo to the pulp group Fibria Celulose on 1 December. » more

Estonia exported 4% less softwood lumber

09.01.2017 − Estonian exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber decreased by 4% in the third quarter of 2016 to 155,046m³. » more