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Ireland updates forecast on timber supply up to 2040

On 9 July 2021, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine of Dublin, Ireland, which is also responsible for the forest industry, published its forecast for the supply of roundwood in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland from... more

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Switzerland: roundwood

cutting up by 4% in 2020

In 2020, Swiss sawmills processed a total volume of approximately 1.95m m³ (2019: 1.86m m³) roundwood into lumber. The preceding year’s figure was thus exceeded by 4%. According to the partial survey on the development of... more

Azobe seized from

Dutch timber merchant

On the initiative of the Dutch National Police in Rotterdam, customs and Belgian police seized roughly 820 m³ of azobe/bongossi in the port of Antwerp on 21 June 2021. The action was taken in the course of investigations against a Dutch... more

Price for L 2a+ approaches

peak value from 2013

All across Austria, prices for B/C fresh spruce sawlogs in the L 2a+ benchmark grade have come even closer to the highest value recorded since 1995.

While an average of €101/m³ ex forest track had to be paid in 2013, the... more

German contract negotiations on deliveries

of beech roundwood often remained fruitless

Although industrial-scale beech sawmills have been paying an early-delivery bonus of €20/m³ since the beginning of July 2021, many of the negotiations on the corresponding basic prices had not yet reached their conclusion by the... more

Decline registered in interest in industrial hardwood

The growing interest shown by the wood-based panel industry in deliveries of industrial hardwood during the course of the second quarter 2021 was ultimately only short-lived. Due to the greater availability of industrial softwood arising from... more

Beech exports to China remain at low level

In the first quarter of 2021, beech roundwood exports to China rose by 8% to a volume of 102,483 m³ (Jan.-March 2020: 94,778 m³). After the corona-related slump in the first three months of last year, however, market players had... more

Selling prices to trade raised by pellet manufacturers

The price increases announced by pellet manufacturers in June 2021 for delivery contracts with merchants were implemented during the course of July. In some places, the price increases of up to €20/t are higher than those of €5-15/t... more

Pellet price in July

higher than in June

Retail customers had to pay a higher price for pellets in July 2021 than they did in the preceding month, perpetuating the trend already registered in June. According to the monthly price statistics published by the German pellet institute... more

Additional consultation phase

for revision of FSC standard

In Poland, the national FSC workgroup began an additional public consultation phase for draft of the national FSC standard for recertification on 1 July 2021. After prior registration and until 31 August, national and international stakeholders... more

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