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Sawmills in Germany’s south offering 12 €/m³

add-on for short-term provision of spruce

There have been significant movements in prices for green spruce sawlogs in southern Germany in the last few weeks. In the last few days, based on a variety of buyers in the German and Austrian sawmilling industry, owners of private forests... more


Chile: acceleration in export decline

In the third quarter of 2019 Chilean exports of rough-sawn radiata pine lumber decreased by 9% vis à vis last year to 655,956m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 722,464m³). According to the exports statistics published by Instituto Forestal... more

Belarusian lumber exports

increase by one fifth

In the third quarter of 2019 Belarusian exports of softwood lumber increased by one fifth vis à vis last year’s comparative period to 1.017m m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 849,000m³). According to export trade statistics published... more

Finnish sawlog prices

12 % lower than last year

The downward trend noticeable in Finnish roundwood prices since the end of 2018/early 2019 continued until October. The latest figures from the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) of Helsinki show last reached a nationwide average... more

COFFI: further increase in softwood lumber production

Following increases in softwood lumber production within the UNECE/FAO region recorded in 2017 (+0.6%) and 2018 (+2.3%), the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) expects a further rise of 1.1% to some 267.7m m³ (2018:... more

Rules for 2020/2021 roundwood sales set by

Polish state forest administration in November

On 12 November 2019, the Polish state forest administration Lasy Panstwowe of Warsaw set the rules applicable for roundwood sales in 2020 and 2021. They state that only traditional wood buyers can bid for 80 % of the total of 34m m³ of... more

Fine oak six-fold overbid

at auction in Lublin

At the "Lubliner Herbst" finewood sealed-bid auction held for the tenth time by the Krasnystaw forest office of the Lublin regional forest directorate in southeast Poland on 13 November, a total of 687 m³ (2018: 740 m³) of... more

NRW meanwhile anticipating

16.3m m³ of damaged wood

According to the latest estimates by North-Rhine Westphalia’s ministry of the environment, agriculture, nature conservation, and consumer protection, des Nordrhein-Westfalen at the end of November 2019, the volume of damaged wood across... more

ForstBW rolling over guideline prices for hardwood

With the exception of poplar, the Baden-Württemberg regional forest business unit (ForstBW) is leaving all the other recommended prices for hardwood roundwood unchanged. The 2019/2020 hardwood season is the first time that the lists of... more

German road trials with containers now completed

The test runs for load safety performed on 22 and 26 November 2019 under the observation of various assessor organisations have confirmed the suitability of standard containers for wood transportation. As such, a supplementary means of securing... more

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