Canfor reduces production in North America and Europe

27.03.2020 − In connection with the corona crisis, the Canadian company Canfor today announced far-reaching production cuts at its plants in Canada and the USA as well as in Europe.» more


Carl Götz and auric timber conclude exclusive agreement

24.03.2020 − At the end of February Carl Götz and Croatian oak sawmill auric timber concluded an exclusive sales agreement. » more

WFP turnover plummets by almost 72% in Q4

23.03.2020 − In the fourth quarter Western Forest Products (WFP), Vancouver, British Columbia, recorded a net loss of -Can$29.2m. » more

Sharp decline in roundwood prices in Norway in January

20.03.2020 − In spite of a 6.2 % reduction in felling across the whole range of tree species and assortments against the previous month to 979,000 m³, roundwood prices fell sharply in Norway at the beginning of 2020. » more

Sweden’s sawn softwood exports boosted by 7 %

19.03.2020 − In the second half-year, Sweden boosted its exports of rough-sawn and planed sawn softwood by a total of 7.3 % to 6.201m m³ compared to the corresponding period in the preceding year. » more

Canfor WSPF lumber production down 22%

18.03.2020 − Due production cutbacks in Canadian sawmills, lower softwood lumber prices in North America as well as higher roundwood procurement costs, the lumber business division of Canfor also had to cope with losses.» more

Beech exports to China only 2% lower than 2018

16.03.2020 − In the fourth quarter beech lumber exports of German sawmills and trading companies to China declined slightly by 2% to 29,465m³.» more

Spruce exports halted by log merchants since March

13.03.2020 − At the beginning of March, numerous trading companies active in exporting spruce roundwood suspended or at least heavily reduced loading and shipping to China. » more

Klausner sawmills in the USA are for sale

13.03.2020 − A Central European sawmill group is currently negotiating the acquisition of the two sawmills Klausner Lumber One in Live Oak, Florida and Klausner Lumber Two in Enfield, North Carolina. » more

British Columbia: Sawn timber production falls by 20 %

10.03.2020 − Roundwood supply problems, strikes and numerous temporary and permanent shutdowns have led to a significant decline in sawn softwood production in British Columbia.» more

Roundwood prices in Norway drop significantly

05.03.2020 − In Norway, roundwood prices fell significantly despite a 6.2% lower felling of 979,000 m³ compared to the same month last year across all tree species and product ranges.» more

New Zealand: Roundwood exports have stalled

05.03.2020 − New Zealand roundwood exporters can currently hardly export goods to China, as the port storage facilities there are exhausted at the end of February 2020 due to lack of unloading. » more

Czech Forest expects up to 60m m³ damaged wood

28.02.2020 − In 2020 Czech forestry institute Czech Forest anticipates an accrual of 40-60m m³ beetle-damaged wood in the Czech Republic. » more

Prices for construction assortments to be raised soon

27.02.2020 − From the point of view of southwest Germany sawmills, the pace of business activity has been somewhat higher than average in the first few weeks of this year. » more

7-8m m³ of wood damaged by hurricane-force winds

27.02.2020 − According to the provisional figures, the deep low-pressure systems that swept across large parts of Europe have given rise to an estimated volume of 7-8m m³ of storm-damaged wood in central Europe.» more

Latvia: decline in lumber exports to Great Britain

26.02.2020 − In the fourth quarter Latvian softwood lumber exports to Great Britain dropped by 26% vis à vis the comparative quarter of 2018 to 201,200m³. » more

Operating loss posted by Bergs Timber in Q4 2010

24.02.2020 − Bergs Timber slid into the red in the fourth quarter with an operating result of -22m SEK and after-tax earnings of -32m SEK.» more

DOC holds out prospect of reductions in customs duties

21.02.2020 − In a provisional decision on 4 February, the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) is holding out the prospect of a reduction in the antidumping and countervailing duties for sawn softwood products. » more

Moelven: key results figures continue to decline

21.02.2020 − The key results of Moelven Industrier continued to decline in the fourth quarter. » more

Labe Wood to commence cutting at end of February

20.02.2020 − The industrial-scale sawmill of Labe Wood will commence trial operation at the end of February. » more

EU Court of Arbitration to judge on Ukraine export ban

20.02.2020 − On 28 January, the European Union (EU) used the Court of Arbitration on account of the Ukraine’s ban on roundwood exports. » more

UK: Scarcely any increase in demand for sawn softwood

18.02.2020 − In the UK, demand for so-called homegrown timber produced in the UK and imported sawn softwood had only risen insignificantly by the beginning of February.» more

No significant upswing in demand in North Africa yet

17.02.2020 − The levels of activity on the markets of North Africa and the Middle East are low in the early weeks of the new year from the perspective of central European shippers. » more

Poland: lumber production records a decrease of 4%

14.02.2020 − Softwood lumber production of Polish sawmills decreased by 4% in the fourth quarter vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 696,000m³.» more

8 % fewer wood products sold by Stora Enso in Q4

13.02.2020 − The Wood Products division of Stora Enso sold approximately 1.149m m³ of sawnwood and wood products in the fourth quarter of last year, 7.9 % less than in the same quarter of the year before. » more

Russian transports to China suspended since 31 January

13.02.2020 − As a quarantine measure against the coronavirus, transport by road and rail from Russia to China has been barred since 31 January. » more

Pine cutting to be resumed at Braviken sawmill

11.02.2020 − Holmen will resumed pine cutting at its Braviken sawmill from mid-February. » more

US sawn-softwood imports from Europe up by 28 %

10.02.2020 − US imports of sawn softwood in the fourth quarter almost matched those of the same quarter of the previous year at 8.250m m³.» more

Spruce roundwood prices still under pressure in China

07.02.2020 − Shortly before the beginning of the holidays in China following Chinese New Year, selling prices were still under pressure for spruce roundwood from central Europe.» more

13.6 % increase in Russia’s sawnwood output in 2019

06.02.2020 − Russia’s output of sawnwood in 2019 was 13.6 % higher than a year earlier at 29.9m m³.» more