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Indonesian shippers still only able to deliver

bangkirai decking to Europe with delays

Shipment of bangkirai decking agreed with Indonesian sawmills and planing works in the fourth quarter of 2017 has only been going through with delays in the last few weeks. Importers believe that so far only two thirds to three quarters of the... more


Meranti window-scantling prices

rising to up to 1,100 US$/m³

Over the last six weeks, the price of meranti window scantlings has continued to rise in Malaysia and Indonesia. In some places, European importers are already quoting up to 1,100 US$/m³ CFR North Sea port after 1,000 US$/m³ CFR North... more

Romanian exports fell 9%

short of preceding year’s figure

In the first quarter of 2017 Romanian exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber decreased by 9% to 323,500m³ (Oct.-Dec. 2016: 356,589m³) vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year. This means the decline... more

Lithuanian softwood lumber

exports up by 9% in 2017

In 2017 Lithuanian exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber increased by 9% vis à vis the preceding year to 640,930m³ (2016: 590,276m³). According to Eurostat, deliveries to EU countries rose at the same rate to... more

Sweden’s industrial-wood

stocks down 34% in 2017

At the end of last year, the Swedish wood-processing industry’s stocks of logs and residual wood totalled 6.433m m³ (31 Dec 2016: 7.926m m³), one of the lowest levels for years. The decisive factor for the sharp reduction were... more

Growth in Swedish timber

exports to 13.1m m³ in 2017

In the past business year 2017, Swedish softwood-timber and planed-product producers raised their exports slightly by 1% against the year before to around 13.1m m³ (2016: 13.0m m³). At roughly 27bn SEK, the total value of the exports... more

British softwood lumber

imports down by 6%

In the fourth quarter of 2017 British imports of rough-sawn softwood lumber and planed lumber declined by 6% vis à vis the comparative quarter the preceding year to 1.387m m³ (Oct.-Dec. 2016: 1.473m m³). According to... more

Spanish buyers must prepare themselves for

further increases in softwood timber prices

In view of the largely brisk demand on the sales markets in Asia and the USA, Spanish buyers must prepare themselves for more price increases for Scandinavian softwood timber in the second and third quarters of 2018. In the first quarter,... more

Almost 40% more beetlewood

in Switzerland in 2017

Provisional figures from the Eidgenössischen Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft (WSL) of Birmensdorf show that roughly 320,000 m³ more beetle-damaged wood arose in Switzerland in 2017. The estimate given last year... more

Negotiations on residual-wood deliveries

in Germany could take until mid-April

The negotiations on sawmill-residue deliveries from April or in the second quarter could become as drawn out as they had already been at the beginning of the year. According to information from buyers and suppliers, in most cases no concrete... more

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