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Approximately 68.6m m³ of damaged wood

anticipated in Germany in the current year

As at September 2019, the estimates from 15 German states on this year’s incidence of damaged wood and the still anticipated volumes of wood amount to 68.586m m³ across the whole range of tree species. The area requiring... more


Sharp increase registered in Finnish exports to Asia

In the third quarter of 2019, Finland’s exports of sawn softwood to Asia were 32 % higher than in the same quarter of last year at 533,455 m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 403,894 m³). According to the corrected figures from the... more

Forest privatisation proving

to be a controversial issue

The Russian minister of trade and industry, Denis Manturov, is encouraging the creation of private forest ownership within the country. In doing so, Manturov has responded to corresponding calls from the Russian wood industry at the wood... more

PEFC postpones adoption of CoC standard

At the general meeting of the PEFC in Würzburg on 13 November 2019, contrary to the expectations the new standard for chain of custody certification (PEFC ST 2002:201x Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree Based Products –... more

75,000 m³ of beetlewood

unsold in eastern Switzerland

As at mid-November, 75,000 m³ of felled beetle-damaged wood was unsold in the eastern Swiss cantons of St. Gallen, Appenzell, Thurgau, Schaffhausen, and Zurich as well as in Liechtenstein. Added to this is 100,000 m³ of spruce killed... more

Bayern expecting some 10m m³

of damaged wood for 2019

According to the report on the state of the forests in Bavaria presented to the state assembly by the Bavarian minister of agriculture, Michaela Kaniber, on 13 November 2019, the volume of damaged wood can be expected to amount to roughly... more

Softwood sawlog exports doubled in third quarter

Germany exported a total of 2.036m m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 1.048m m³) of softwood logs in the third quarter of 2019, 94 % more than in the same period of last year. At a total of 1.539m m³ (0.747m m³), the exports of softwood... more

Sawn softwood exports fail to match last year’s level

After growth in the first (+11 %) and second quarters (+7 %), Germany’s exports of rough-sawn softwood in the third quarter turned out to be lower than in the third quarter of 2019. According to the provisional figures published by... more

Average volumes in beech exports to China in Q3

In the third quarter of 2019, German sawmills and merchants exported 37,789 m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 37,995 m³) of beech sawnwood to China. At minus 1 %, the federal statistics office (Destatis) in Wiesbaden thus recorded an only marginal... more

Beech value-adders continue to use damaged

wood for producing sawnwood and gluelam

Industrial-scale beech sawmills and gluelam are still displaying willingness to accept damaged beech under certain circumstances. In most instances, the assurances given to forest business units in late summer and early spring were only valid... more

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