Romsilva reckoning with 460,000 m³ of stormwood

13.10.2017 − After the storms that hit parts of the Balkans and western Romania on 17 and 18 September, the Romanian state forest administration (Romsilva) published an initial estimate of the damage on 21 September. » more


The Carlyle Group selling Klenk Holz to Binderholz

11.10.2017 − On 28 September, The Carlyle Group made a binding agreement with Austrian Binderholz on the sale of Klenk Holz in its entirety. » more

ISC: Growth in softwood timber production to continue

09.10.2017 − The growth in softwood timber production is expected to continue this year and next year in Europe and North America.» more

Advantage Lumber acquires facility in Brazil

28.09.2017 − The US company Advantage Trim & Lumber Company Inc., based in Buffalo, New York, acquired a sawmill in Benevides in the Brazilian state of Pará from WX Comercio e Exportacao de Madeira Eireli.» more

Arauco not rebuilding sawmill in Santa Olga after all

25.09.2017 − The Chilean timber and pulp group Celulosa Arauco y Constitución of Santiago de Chile has reconsidered its decision to rebuild the sawmill in Santa Olga in the Maule region.» more

Sawmill and pellet works planned for Bonfield, Ontario

20.09.2017 − Approximately CAD140m is to be invested in building a sawmill and pellet works as well as a production line for value-added timber products in Bonfield, Ontario, by spring 2019.» more

Softwood lumber exports decline in second quarter

12.09.2017 − Contrary to previous statements and expectations from the industry, in the second quarter of 2017 German exports of rough-sawn softwood lumber declined by some 7% to approximately 1.44m m³. » more

Further increase in Belarusian lumber exports

11.09.2017 − Belarusian exports of softwood lumber increased by 57% in the first half vis à vis the comparative period last year to 1.027m m³. » more

Final antidumping and CVD duties in November

08.09.2017 − US Department of Commerce (DOC) has postponed the determination of final antidumping and countervailing duties (CVD) on Canadian deliveries of softwood lumber to the USAto 14 November. » more

Sibo examining option of small-diameter log sawmill

06.09.2017 − German Sibo group is currently examining the option of setting up and small-diameter log sawmill near Olpe in order to safeguard the supply of timber for the growing output of pallets in future. » more

Belarus extending regulation for log export licences

05.09.2017 − On 14 July, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus extended the directive in compliance with which log-export licences must be purchased by five months to 31 December.» more

Mercer merging timber purchasing into Mercer Holz

04.09.2017 − With effect from 1 September, the German timber-purchasing organisation of Canadian Mercer International, Mercer Holz Nord, and Mercer Holz Süd were merged into Mercer Holz. » more

Swedish exports at level of a year earlier in May

01.09.2017 − In May, Swedish softwood-timber and planed-product exporters were able to compensate for marked reductions in exports to Africa by means of increases in volumes delivered to Asia in particular. » more

Keitele increasing investment in Alajärvi works to €32m

01.09.2017 − Finnish Keitele Group is increasing the budget for the investment programme it had announced for the Alajärvi sawmill at the start of the year from €25m to €32m. » more

West Fraser receives approval for Gilman takeover

31.08.2017 − West Fraser Timber has received antitrust approval from the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the takeover of Gilman Companies announced on 26 July. » more

Ghana: Timber exports down by 21.4% in first quarter

30.08.2017 − In the first quarter, Ghanaian timber exports declined year on year by almost a quarter. » more

LDK 3 sawmill officially reopened after conversion

29.08.2017 − The comprehensively updated Archangelsk sawmill LDK 3 was officially reopened on 8 August. » more

Poland: 45,000 ha with 8.2m m³ of storm wood

18.08.2017 − Thunderstorms in the night of 11 to 12 August 2017 caused in Poland serious damages along a line from Breslau to Danzig.» more

West Fraser Timber planning to take over Gilman for $430m

11.08.2017 − West Fraser Timber came to an agreement with the Howard Gilman Foundation and other shareholders on 26 July on taking over Gilman Companies for a total of around $430m. » more

By end-June, prices for oak sawlogs in Poland increased

08.08.2017 − The prices paid for oak sawlogs in Poland in June were considerably higher than in the preceding months at PLN779/m³ ex forest road (roughly equivalent to €185/m³). » more

By end-June, Russian sawmills’ output up by 1 million m³

04.08.2017 − Russian sawmills used a mostly abundant availability of sawlogs and unbroken brisk demand for timber on Asian sales markets in the first half-year to significantly increase their cutting activity.» more

Export ban imposed on rubberwood by Malaysia

02.08.2017 − An export ban on rubberwood has existed in Malaysia since 1 July. » more

EU Commission taking Poland to Court for felling

01.08.2017 − The EU Commission is bringing legal action against Poland before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) over the timber harvesting measures in the Bialowieza National Park. » more

Chile exported 8.1% more Radiata pine timber

31.07.2017 − Chilean exports of rough-sawn Radiata pine timber in the first quarter were 8.1% higher than in the same quarter of last year at 666,475m m³.» more

4% growth in German sawn softwood output

27.07.2017 − Germany’s output of softwood timber was up by 4% in the first quarter of 2017 whereas the growth registered in paned products was more pronounced at 15%. » more

Södra to enlarge drying capacity in Orrefors

24.07.2017 − On 29 June, Södra gave concrete shape to its plans for enlarging timber-drying capacity at the Orrefors small-diameter sawmill that were publicised at the beginning of the year. » more

Sweden expects 2-3% lumber production increase

20.07.2017 − According to estimates of the Swedish Forest Industries Federation (Skogsindustrierna) the country’s production of softwood lumber in 2017 could transpire to be 2-3% higher than the preceding year. » more

Russian sawmill LDK 3 gets priority status

17.07.2017 − The thoroughly modernised Archangelsk sawmill LDK 3 has been given priority status for urgent investment projects with immediate effect. » more

8% reduction registered in Spanish timber imports

14.07.2017 − Spanish softwood timber imports in the first quarter were 8% lower in volume and 5% lower in value than in the same quarter of last year at 223,596 m³ and €36.5m respectively. » more

ICC sawmill in Liberia to start sawing in October

12.07.2017 − Liberian International Consultant Capital (ICC) will probably commission its sawmill in the Liberian port city of Buchanan in October. » more