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Pellet production capacity will increase to

approximately 4.5m t in Germany by end 2021

Ten new and expansion investment projects have been announced in the central European pellet industry in the last twelve months, eight of which are to be built in Germany alone. On their own and if carried out in full, the investment projects... more


Special offers in autumn put pressure on

prices for early procurement of bangkirai

Stock-clearance sales of bangkirai decking in late autumn 2019 with considerably concessions on prices have had an impact on business with early procurement underway since the end of January. In late autumn of last year, importers had lowered... more

Higher costs passed on more

heavily by meranti shippers

Malaysian and Indonesian sawnwood producers and window-scantling works raised their selling prices slightly in the early weeks of this year. A comparatively wide price range of 1,020-1,080 US$/t CFR North Sea port is being quoted for 1x6"... more

DOC holds out prospect of

reductions in customs duties

In a provisional decision on 4 February 2020, the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) of Washington, D.C., is holding out the prospect of a reduction in the antidumping and countervailing duties for sawn softwood products. According to... more

Japan: lumber imports

from Europe increase by 1.1%

After a comparatively weak start at the beginning of 2019, Japanese softwood lumber imports from Europe increased again over the course of the year. According to the import figures published in the Japan Lumber Journal, in the first quarter... more

15 % reduction registered

in felling in Finland

A total of 15.286m m³ (Oct.-Dec. 2018: 18.017m m³) of sawlogs and industrial wood were felled in Finland during the course of the fourth quarter 2019, 15.2 % less than in the same quarter of the previous year. The latest figures from... more

Beech lumber exports

continue to decline

In the third quarter of 2019 Romanian exports of beech lumber decreased by 2% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 93,146m³ (July-Sept. 2018: 95,299m³). The decline of 8% recorded in each of the first two... more

Weather-related obstructions

to felling in Sweden

Felling in large parts of southern and central Sweden is currently being hampered by saturated forest floors. According to forest owners, scheduled harvesting operations particularly in spruce stands must be deferred until further notice due to... more

Baltic shippers keeping cutting on a low

throttle due to short supply of roundwood

Owing to a short supply of softwood sawlogs, the majority of Baltic sawmills are keeping their cutting activity throttled back in February 2020. In many instances, sufficient roundwood has not been available for utilising production capacity to... more

Baltic sawmills reduced

cutting during autumn period

Since October 2019 Baltic sawmills have had to reduce their cutting activities due to a shortage in roundwood.

According to the statistics authority (Tallinn), in the fourth quarter Estonian lumber production declined by 6% to... more

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