Roundwood/Sawnwood

Auvinen confirmed as EOS President for two more years

19.06.2019 − At the General Assembly of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) held yesterday in Vienna, Sampsa Auvinen was confirmed as President for a further two years. » more

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Swedish softwood lumber exports down 5%

19.06.2019 − In March Swedish exports of softwood lumber and planed lumber, at 1.112m m³, decreased by 9% vis à vis the preceding year’s figure. » more

ESSVP brings Bergkvist-Insjön and Siljan Group together

18.06.2019 − The business activities of the two Swedish sawmill companies Siljan Group and Bergkvist-Insjön will be combined in the new Bergkvist-Siljan AB. » more

ULK commissions new bandsaw in Pestovo

14.06.2019 − In mid-May north Russian sawmill group ULK commenced pilot operations of the new bandsaw at the Pestovo location. » more

Novojenisseisk LHK to take legal action against Finch

14.06.2019 − Siberian Novojenisseisk LHK (NLHK) wants to take legal action against Scottish Finch Corp. » more

Stenvalls Trä modernises lumber sorting in Örarna

14.06.2019 − Swedish Stenvalls Trä is upgrading its sorting of fresh-cut softwood lumber at the Örarna plant with a camera-assisted cross-cut system. » more

Austrian sawnwood production has risen to over 10m m³

10.06.2019 − According to current projections, softwood and hardwood lumber production in the Austrian sawmill industry amounted to around 10.40m m³ in 2018, 5.6 % above the corrected figure for the previous year.» more

Russian softwood exports to China increased by 21%

07.06.2019 − In the first quarter Russian exports of softwood lumber to China increased by 21% vis à vis last year’s comparative quarter to 4.254m m³.» more

Belarus approves export of 900,000m³ roundwood

06.06.2019 − On 23 May Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko approved export of 900,000m³ roundwood in the current year. » more

Regressive prices for spruce sawlogs in Sweden

03.06.2019 − A high supply of roundwood coupled with more difficult sales markets for sawn softwood have caused prices for sawn softwood to fall in Sweden too. » more

US softwood lumber imports increase by 2% in March

24.05.2019 − According to export trade statistics published on 09 May by the US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) US softwood lumber imports increased by 2% to 2.961m m³ in March.» more

Export share of non-European countries has risen

21.05.2019 − German exports of coniferous sawn timber to non-European countries increased by 41% to 453,877 m³ in the first quarter; their share of total German exports thus rose by six percentage points to 29%. » more

Bergs Timber results increase due to acquisitions

20.05.2019 − The result figures of the Swedish wood industry group Bergs Timber increased significantly in the first quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year as a result of acquisitions. » more

Value adjustments and tariffs keep Canfor in the red

16.05.2019 − Canadian Canfor again recorded a net loss in the first quarter at a figure of -Can$89.5m; the group had already slid into the negative zone in the previous quarter at -Can$52.4m.» more

Swedish Valbo Trä takes over Setra location Skutskär

14.05.2019 − The Swedish planed goods producer Valbo Trä will take over Setra's sawmill and planing mill site in Skutskär on 15 May. » more

Polish sawnwood production declines in first quarter

13.05.2019 − In March 2019 softwood lumber production of Polish sawmills declined by 1% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 266,000m³.» more

Latvian sawmills generate turnover in excess of €1bn

10.05.2019 − Last year Latvian sawmills and industrial planing mills generated turnover of €1.029bn. » more

ISC 2019 to be held in the middle October in Antwerp

09.05.2019 − This year's ISC will be held in Antwerp from 16 to 18 October at the invitation of the Softwood Import Section within Belgian Fedustria, ETTF and EOS.» more

Growing spruce-log exports to Asia

08.05.2019 − The number of merchants exporting spruce logs to Asia has risen considerably since the start of the year.» more

Conifex closes down sawmills Fort St. James and Mackenzie

06.05.2019 − Canadian Conifex Timber is today stopping production at its two sawmills Fort St. James and Mackenzie for four and three weeks respectively.» more

Sales and earnings decline at Mercer Timber

06.05.2019 − In the first quarter, the "Wood Products" business unit of Mercer increased its sawnwood production by 8% to 110.7m bdft, but the sales volume and average sales price were below the previous year's figures.» more

Russian lumber production increased by 2.2% in March

03.05.2019 − In March 2019 Russian lumber production increased by 2.2% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 2.4m m³.» more

Lesy CR and Ministry of Agriculture searched

02.05.2019 − The Czech State Forestry Administration Lesy Ceské republiky (Lesy CR) were searched on 25 April as part of a police investigation against former Lesy CR Director-General Daniel Szórád.» more

Sveaskog: Roundwood deliveries at previous year's level

02.05.2019 − Swedish Sveaskog handled a total of 2.901m m³ of roundwood in the first quarter, slightly more than in the previous year.» more

Norway: Timber felling reaches new record level

30.04.2019 − At around 3.056m m³, timber felling in Norway in the first quarter was not only 5.7 % above the previous year's level, but also exceeded the previous record from the first quarter of 2017 (3.033m m³).» more

LDK 3 commissions Valutec dryer in summer

30.04.2019 − The northern Russian sawmill LDK 3, which belongs to the sawmill 25 group, will commission a two-zone continuous dryer type FB of the Swedish Valutec Group in summer. » more

Binderholz enlarges drying capacity in Baruth

29.04.2019 − At the beginning of 2019, eight new drying kilns from Mühlböck were put into operation at Klenk Holz Baruth which belongs to Binderholz. » more

Metsä Group to build pine sawmill in Rauma

26.04.2019 − The Metsä Fibre pulp and lumber division within the Finnish Metsä Group is planning to build a pine sawmill on the site of the existing Rauma pulp mill. » more

Stora Enso: Wood Products can keep EBIT stable

26.04.2019 − The "Wood Products" business unit of the Finnish company Stora Enso reported slight increases in sales and EBIDTA in the first quarter compared with the previous year, while EBIT remained stable. » more

Ghanaian timber exports down 1.9% in 2018

25.04.2019 − Timber exports from Ghana decreased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018. » more