08.04.2013 − The US investment company Kelso has submitted a takeover bid for all ordinary shares of the Canadian lumber producer Eacom Timber.
02.04.2013 − At a cost of €150m, the Rumanian company S.C. Holzindustrie Schweighofer is to build a third sawmill with further processing in Rumania.
28.03.2013 − In the last few weeks, Chinese processing and commercial companies’ demand for beech lumber has failed to some extent to fulfil the expectations of German sawmills and exporters geared to Asia export.
28.03.2013 − The supply of softwood sawlogs in Northwest Russia is gradually decreasing as usual for the time of year.
21.03.2013 − The unexpectedly brisk recovery in the US building industry and increasing exports of softwood lumber to China and Japan are currently putting many Canadian and US timber groups in an optimistic frame of mind. Producers...
21.03.2013 − After a short break at the end of January/beginning of February, the upward trend in softwood lumber prices on the US market has remained unabated over the last four weeks.
21.03.2013 − In the last few months, UK prices for imported softwood lumber have risen by up to £20/m³ for exchange-rate reasons.
14.03.2013 − Finnish exports of softwood lumber and planed products in December 2012 were 6.5% higher than the reference figure for the year before at a total of 526,000 m³
13.03.2013 − German oak-roundwood exports declined by 18% to 75,142 m³ last year.
13.03.2013 − Swedish softwood lumber and planed product exports fell by roughly 15% in December 2012 to 736,000 m³.
13.03.2013 − For the fourth time, Adam Smith Conferences is holding the Russian Wood & Timber conference in Moscow from 19 to 21 March 2013.
13.03.2013 − Japanese softwood lumber imports from Europe were 11% higher in December 2012 than the reference figure for 2011 at 214,469 m³.
07.03.2013 − A conspicuous upswing has been emerging in demand for ash logs in Germany in the last few weeks.
07.03.2013 − With production of almost 20m m³ in 2012, the German sawmill industry produced roughly 8% less lumber than it had in 2011.
06.03.2013 − The Swedish mechanical engineering company Vitech is bankrupt. A declaration to this effect was made on 11 February before the competent court in Ångermanlands.
06.03.2013 − The Swedish company Södra recorded an operating result of -SEK929m for its business year 2012.
06.03.2013 − Notwithstanding the continuing wintry weather, the last two to three weeks have seen a revival in business activity on German softwood-lumber markets.
06.03.2013 − Baltic industrial planing works are currently registering satisfactory levels of demand on the relevant East Asian sales markets.
04.03.2013 − The Swedish company Södra will begin installing a new unit for sorting side-cuts at its industrial sawmill in Värö in June 2013.
28.02.2013 − In mid-February, no significant price increases have occurred on Germany’s softwood lumber markets yet.
27.02.2013 − Finland’s output of softwood lumber in the fourth quarter of 2012 also failed to match the reference figure of 2011 with an estimated 2.3m m³ after reductions had already been recorded in each of the preceding
27.02.2013 − The Finnish group Stora Enso is scaling back output at its Austrian sawmill in Sollenau and is moving part of its finger-jointed carcassing production from the German plant in Pfarrkirchen to Zdirec.
26.02.2013 − Metsä is expecting to see an improvement in business development its wood activities this year.
26.02.2013 − US hardwood lumber exports rose by a total of 11% last year to 3.111m m³.
23.02.2013 − Even in mid-February, most Austrian sawmilling businesses are still producing at a slightly reduced level for the time of year.
21.02.2013 − Several sawmills in North-Rhine Westphalia (NRW) are checking to see of log deliveries to Klausner group can be prevented with the aid of competition law.
18.02.2013 − The Brazilian Ministry for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC) is considering imposing a series of measures to promote the country’s plywood and sawmilling industry.