Roundwood/Sawnwood

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

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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

Heinola delivers drying kilns to Toftan sawmill

11.07.2017 − Finnish Heinola Sawmill Machinery recently received an order for the supply of six HCHD drying kilns from Estonian Toftan. » more

Trial operation underway at RFP sawmill in Amursk

10.07.2017 − The new sawmill of Russian RFP Group in the “Komsomolsk PDA” free trade zone in Amursk, Far Eastern federal district, began trial operation at the beginning of June. » more

Sharp decline registered in Sweden’s timber exports

07.07.2017 − Sweden’s softwood timber and planed-product exports in April were around 21% lower than in the same month of last year; the exports amounted to a total of only 947,000 m³. » more

Estonia: Logging increases by 10% in 2016

05.07.2017 − In Estonia a total volume of 13.819m m³ roundwood was felled in 2016; this represents a 10% increase compared to the preceding year. » more

Croatia restricting oak exports with immediate effect

03.07.2017 − The Croatian ministry of agriculture tightens and extends the scope of the restrictions on oak log exports that already exist in Croatia.» more

Sharp rise in German beech timber exports to China

03.07.2017 − German sawmills and trading companies exported 47% more beech timber to China in the first quarter at 42,655 m³. » more

Further reduction registered in Russian log exports

29.06.2017 − Russian exports of softwood and birch logs in the first quarter fell slightly short of the figures for last year. » more

Bark-beetle disaster looming in some regions of Sweden

28.06.2017 − The number of bark beetles found in pheromone traps has risen sharply to over 10,000 individuals in some parts of Sweden in the last few weeks. » more

Belarus: Softwood lumber imports grew by 55%

27.06.2017 − In the first quarter Belarusian exports of softwood lumber increased by 55% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 475,000m³. » more

Russian softwood timber exports up by 14%

26.06.2017 − Russian exports of softwood timber increased in volume by 14% in the first quarter to 6.093m m³ and by 25% in value to $763.8m. » more

40% increase registered in Finnish exports to Asia

23.06.2017 − Finnish exports of softwood timber and planed products to Eastern Asia rose by 40% in the first quarter to 754,776 m³ and by six percentage points to a share of 31% . » more

Price of 2x4 down by 14.5% in USA since mid-April

22.06.2017 − Since the record level reached in mid-April, the average price for SPF 2x4 #2&Btr established by Random Lengths had fallen by 14.5% by the end of last week. » more

Lumber exports in first quarter up 3% year on year

19.06.2017 − Because of numerous cases of substantial growth in sales in Europe, Asia and North America, Swedish softwood-lumber exporters achieved year-on-year growth in exports in March of 10%. » more

Large-scale Dutch sawmill ceases business operations

14.06.2017 − After deliveries of roundwood to Dutch Willemsen Naaldhout had already ceased on 29 May, residual production will probably be carried out until September. » more

Veisto: Sawmill projects in North America and Europe

12.06.2017 − By the end of May, the Finnish Veisto had already largely filled this year's production capacity for machinery construction and is currently already preparing projects for 2018. » more

Swedish wood industry increasing investment activity

02.06.2017 − What the Swedish woodworking industry sees as the return of slightly better market conditions could be reflected in increasing investment activity in 2017.» more

Linck posts growth in turnover of 44% in 2016

02.06.2017 − With turnover of roughly €65m in the 2016 financial year, Linck Holzverarbeitungstechnik achieved year-on-year growth in revenues of €20m, or roughly 44%.» more