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Swift reorganisation by transfer sought for

Sörnsen Holzleisten in wake of insolvency

The profiles and gluelam-timber manufacturer Sörnsen Holzleisten GmbH of Süderbrarup filed for insolvency proceedings before Flensburg district court on 23 December 2019. Besides the parent company, insolvency proceedings were filed... more


Slight decline in British

softwood lumber imports

In the third quarter of 2019 British imports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber decreased by 1% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.576m m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 1.598m m³). According to Eurostat,... more

Green timber felling remains sporadic in Germany

In broad sweeps of Germany, felling activity over the holidays and at the turn of the year 2019/2020 was largely limited to the clearance of damaged wood in softwood as well as hardwood stands.

The increases of up to 12 €/m³... more

Prices for beetle-damaged and

industrial wood cut by Södra

Södra AB of Växjö, Sweden, is reducing its prices for industrial hard and softwood as well as for assortments arising from beetle-damage clearance operations. According to a release published on 18 December 2019, the prices for... more

Swedish government pushing

bark-beetle control measures

The Swedish government has increased the funds available for combatting bark beetles and has called upon various authorities to work in close cooperation. According to a written decree by minister of agriculture Jennie Nilsson on 20 December... more

Beech: continued decline in exports to China

In the third quarter of 2019 a total of 18,747m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 26,387m³) beech roundwood was exported from Germany to China. This represents a decrease of 29% by comparison with the preceding year. As a proportion of total beech... more

Reduced rate of decay registered in sawnwood prices

The majority of softwood sawmills have resumed cutting operations since the beginning of the second calendar week of 2020. Particularly businesses with adequate supplies of wood damaged by natural calamities have been operating two or in some... more

Quinn Emanuel preparing

legal action against log cartel

In the log-cartel dispute, the lawyer firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP of Hamburg is currently preparing legal action against the federal states of North-Rhine Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Hessen. According to information... more

Above-average growth in planed lumber production

In the third quarter of 2019 German production of planed softwood lumber increased by 9.1% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.267m m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 1.161m m³). In the first quarter production... more

Output boosted by Swiss specialist gluelam group

In 2018, the producers in the Swiss specialist group for gluelam within the Swiss wood industry association (HIS) of Bern processed a total of 165,000 m³ of sawnwood into glued timber-construction products. After 142,000 m³ in 2017,... more

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