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More and more stoppages in the European

wood-based panel industry as well

European wood-based panel production will likely slow considerably in the weeks ahead as a result of more stringent measures put in place by virtually all European countries since the middle of March 2020 to stem the spread of coronavirus. The... more

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Decline recorded in Russian softwood log exports

The decline in Russian exports of softwood and birch logs, which had already been recorded in preceding quarters, also continued in the fourth quarter of 2019. According to the figures published by the Russian customs authority (Moscow),... more

Some 500,000 m³ of stormwood

left in wake of Laura in Sweden

The late winter storm "Laura" left approximately 500,000 m³ of storm-damaged wood in its wake in southern Sweden on 12 and 13 March 2020. According to information from the Swedish Forest Agency (Skogsstyrelsen) of Stockholm, the... more

Czech border now closed

for commuters as well

The Czech Republic has not been allowing commuters to cross the border to Germany and Austria since 26 March 2020, further tightening the restrictions that had been imposed on cross-border traffic on 14 March.

This decision will also... more

Decline recorded in Russian softwood log exports

The decline in Russian exports of softwood and birch logs, which had already been recorded in preceding quarters, also continued in the fourth quarter of 2019. According to the figures published by the Russian customs authority (Moscow),... more

RMK plans to increase

logging to 4m m³ in 2020

The Estonian state forestry administration RMK (Tallinn) plans to harvest and sell 4.0m m³ roundwood this year. According to the RMK development plan 2015-2020, a forest stock increase of 4.7m m³ (2019: 4.6m) is anticipated in... more

Austria: only a few sawmills

have reduced cutting as yet

So far only a few Austrian softwood sawmills have stopped cutting activities or reduced them to a significant extent by cutting back on the number of shifts worked. Considering that many Austrian sawmills reduce their production every year in... more

Sawmilling industry preparing cuts in production

The corona crisis is gradually beginning to have an impact on the German sawmilling industry’s production activity. Aside from a number of individual stoppages already in place, the bulk of the businesses are still operating at a largely... more

Slower decline in beech roundwood exports to China

The decline in exports of beech roundwood to China in the fourth quarter of 2019 slackened off somewhat at -10% to 37,690m³ (Oct.-Dec. 2018: 41,659m³). In the third quarter calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis),... more

French oak cutting activity

differs from German sawmills

Cutting activity in oak sawmills developed along different lines in France and Germany during March. Whereas from mid-March onwards numerous French oak sawmills stopped cutting, and many of them also stopped processing due to the health and... more

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