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Demand for beetle-damaged wood currently

surpassing volumes cleared by forest owners

In spite of an anticipated incidence of around 66m m³ of damaged softwood in Germany and up to 60m m³ in the Czech Republic in 2020, in recent weeks, a growing discrepancy has become noticeable between demand for spruce sawlogs and... more


USA’s sawnwood imports from Europe boosted 79 %

At a total of 711,126 m³ (July-Sept. 2019: 397,464 m³), the USA imported 79 % or 323,662 m³ more sawn softwood from the EU )including the UK) in the third quarter of 2020 than they did in the same period of last year. Owing to... more

Demand for roundwood exceeding supply in Belarus

Roughly 10m m³ of roundwood worth BYR731m (roughly equivalent to €261m) were sold via the Belarusian commodity futures exchange in the first ten months of 2020. According to the press release issued by the commodity futures exchange... more

Poland: lumber production

recovers up to September

In the third quarter of 2020, production of softwood lumber in Poland increased slightly vis à vis the preceding year to 717,000m³ (July-Sept. 2019: 707,000m³). The increase, however, was only partially able to compensate for... more

Latvia: roundwood

prices largely stable

In the third quarter of 2020, prices for softwood sawlogs and beech sawlogs in Latvia remained virtually unchanged compared to the preceding quarter. The price trend for softwood sawlogs recorded in the second quarter therefore continued.... more

Sweden’s planed product and pine exports down

The flattening of the Swedish sawmilling industry’s export activity already noticeable in July 2020 continued in August. At a total of 820,000 m³, the exports of sawn softwood and planed products were roughly on par with a year... more

Another rise in Södra’s prices

for spruce sawlogs

Södra AB of Solna, Sweden, put up its prices for spruce sawlogs by SEK30/m³ and the price for small-diameter assortments by SEK25/m³ with effect from 2 November 2020. Södra had already raised its prices for spruce sawlogs by... more

Sweden: Trämarknaden to be

held as podcasts in 2020

Due to the corona pandemic, the "Trämarknaden", traditionally held in Karlstadt, Sweden, in mid-November are being held in the form of various podcasts this year. According to a release issued by Swedish Wood, the marketing and... more

British lumber production declines further

Last year, British sawmills processed a volume of 6.227m t (2018: 6.647m t) roundwood into 3.410m m³ (3.618m m³) softwood lumber. The cutting comprised 5.883m t (6.322m t) so-called home-grown softwood harvested in British and... more

UK transposing EUTR and FLEGT into national law

The UK will be transposing the European Timber Regulation (EUTR) and the EU Action Plan Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) into national law from 1 January 2021. Following the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 January... more

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