Roundwood/Sawnwood

Damaged wood in Czech Republic estimated at 30m m³

21.03.2019 − The research institute Czech Forest is reckoning with at least 30m m³ of beetle-damaged wood in 2019. » more

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US sawn softwood imports down by 11 % in Q4 2018

20.03.2019 − The USA imported a total of 8.277 m³ of sawn softwood during the course of the fourth quarter, roughly 11 % less than in the same period of the year before. » more

Sweden: Weak exports at the end of the year

18.03.2019 − With a total of 785,000 m³, Swedish exports of sawn softwood and planed goods in December fell short of the previous year's figure by around 24 %. » more

Growth in prices for softwood sawlogs in Estonia

18.03.2019 − Prices for softwood sawlogs in Estonia in January 2019 were higher than they had been in December 2018. » more

Bergs Timber changing business year and divisions

15.03.2019 − Starting this year, Bergs Timber is switching its business year to the calendar year. » more

Valmet to supply equipment for logyard in Joutseno

15.03.2019 − Finnish Metsä Group is investing some €15m in modernisation and expansion of the logyard at the Joutseno pulp plant. » more

Finnish exports of sawn softwood decreased by 10%

15.03.2019 − Finnish exports of softwood lumber declined by 10% in the fourth quarter vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 2.213m m³.» more

Vika Wood starts trial operation on new sorting line

14.03.2019 − Latvian Vika Wood, belonging to Swedish Bergs Timber, recently commenced trial operation of the sawnwood sorting system supplied by Springer. » more

Sweden introducing new criteria for pulpwood grading

14.03.2019 − Qualitative grading of industrial soft and hardwood assortments into the two new quality categories of “Prima” and “Sekunda” is being introduced in Sweden with effect from 1 August.» more

Pölkky plans €30m investment in Kajaani sawmill

14.03.2019 − Finnish sawmill group Pölkky is to invest some €30m in the modernisation and expansion of the Kajaani sawmill.» more

British imports of sawnwood increased by 10%

13.03.2019 − British imports of sawn and planed softwood increased by 10% to 1.466m m³ in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year. » more

Russian sawnwood exports to China have risen by 15%

11.03.2019 − Russian exports of sawn softwood to China increased by 15 % to 4.446m m³ in the fourth quarter. » more

Canfor: Lumber business plummets into negative zone

08.03.2019 − For the fourth quarter Canadian Canfor records an operating loss of -Can$87.7m for the lumber business division. » more

Hasslacherles aiming to supply timber to UPM and Ikea

08.03.2019 − Hasslacherles , UPM-Kymmene Chudovo and Ikea Industry located in Novgorod oblast in Russia jointly signed a letter of intent with the administration of the oblast for securing their supply of timber.» more

US imports of coniferous sawn timber have fallen by 11%

08.03.2019 − In the course of the fourth quarter, the USA imported a total of 8.277m m³ of sawn softwood, about 11% less than in the same period of the previous year. » more

Belarusian exports grew by 21% in the fourth quarter

07.03.2019 − In the fourth quarter, Belarusian sawmills and exporters sold a volume of 787,999m³ softwood lumber to customers abroad; this corresponds to a 21% increase vis à vis the preceding year. » more

Michael caused 58.1m tonnes of storm wood in Florida

05.03.2019 − During his land passage on 10 October, hurricane "Michael" with wind speeds of up to 250 km/h caused a total of 58.1m tonnes of storm wood in Florida's forests. » more

SCA wants to increase sawmill in Tunadal to 900,000 m³

04.03.2019 − SCA has applied for a new environmental permit for the Tunadal sawmill and planing mill site in order to expand the capacity of the sawmill from the current 600,000 m³/year to up to 900,000 m³.» more

Bergs Timber: Restructuring in Sweden and Estonia

28.02.2019 − Swedish Bergs Timber will implement various measures to restructure its activities in Sweden and Estonia this year and invest around SEK 13m.» more

Germany has exported less softwood lumber

25.02.2019 − At 1.347m m³, the German sawmill industry exported 7 % less sawn softwood sawn timber in the fourth quarter than in the same period last year. » more

Mellanskog achieves increase in sales and earnings

21.02.2019 − The Swedish Forest Owners Association Mellanskog generated sales of SEK 3.180bn in 2018, almost 5% more than in the previous year. » more

Bucina DDD’s sawmill in Zvolen up and running

19.02.2019 − The Slovakian timber-industry company Bucina DDD, part of the Kronospan group, has had a sawmill on the works premises in Zvolen again since last year. » more

Stallinger starts cutting on new sawmilling line in April

18.02.2019 − Austrian Stallinger Holding will probably be putting a newly-installed chipping line into operation at its sawmilling facility in Frankenmarkt in week 16. » more

Mercer Timber records declines in fourth quarter

15.02.2019 − Sawn softwood prices were around 11% lower in the fourth quarter, resulting in declines in sales and earnings at Mercer Timber. » more

Södra can almost double its operating result

15.02.2019 − At skr 974m, Swedish Södra almost doubled its operating profit in the fourth quarter compared with the previous year. » more

Handlos planning third works in Austria or Czech Republic

14.02.2019 − Holzindustrie Herbert Handlos is planning to build a third production facility. » more

Finnish lumber production up only slightly

13.02.2019 − With a total of 11.81m m³ in 2018, the Finnish sawmill industry slightly increased its production by 0.9 % compared to the previous year. » more

Balungstrands invests in Valutec channel dryer

12.02.2019 − As part of a replacement investment, the Swedish Balungstrands Sågverk has ordered an FB channel dryer with an annual capacity of up to 40,000 m³ from the Valutec Group.» more

New construction of Croatian sawmill Cedar delayed

11.02.2019 − There are delays in the construction of the new Croatian beech sawmill in Cedar. » more

Ukraine’s ban on exports to be extended to firewood

11.02.2019 − Members of the Ukrainian parliament Werchowna Rada petitioned for an export ban on firewood on 16 January 2019. » more