Södra: EBITDA margin down five percentage points

16.07.2019 − The temporary shutdown of the pulp mill in Värö, higher raw material procurement costs and a base effect compared to the previous year caused Swedish Södra's sales and earnings figures to decline.» more


Spruce sawlog prices still under pressure in Norway

15.07.2019 − The average price across the whole range of roundwood assortments fell slightly again in May 2019. » more

Stora Enso intends to close spruce sawmill in Kitee

13.07.2019 − From next year Finnish Stora Enso intends to focus production of spruce lumber in Finland at the Varkaus location and also to increase cutting in Varkaus. » more

EOS members’ sawn hardwood output up slightly

12.07.2019 − The sawn hardwood output by the member countries of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) increased slightly by 1 % in 2018 to 6.12m m³.» more

UK: Pressure still being exerted on sawnwood prices

12.07.2019 − In the UK, prices for imported sawn softwood and so-called home-grown timber made in the UK remain under pressure at the beginning of the third quarter.» more

SCA acquires further 8,500ha of forest in Latvia

11.07.2019 − Swidish Svenska Celulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) has continued its investment activity in the Baltic region by purchasing a further 8,500ha of forest.» more

Lesy CR result plummets to CZK70m

04.07.2019 − Czech state forest administration Lesy Ceské republiky (Lesy CR) achieved net profit of CZK70m (equivalent to some €2.7m) in 2018.» more

Liche takes over management of Ilim Timber

01.07.2019 − Carsten Doehring is stepping down as Managing Director and CEO of Ilim Timber Bavaria and Ilim Nordic Timber.» more

Primultini supplying DTE with replacement bandsaw

01.07.2019 − The bandsaw exhibited by Primultini at the Ligna 2019 trade fair is being assembled at the Ribe facility of the sawmill and pallet manufacturer Dansk Træemballage (DTE) in June and July.» more

Russian LDK 3 Sawmill Received Priority Status

28.06.2019 − On 24th June the Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov awarded priority status to the North Russian sawmill LDK 3, which has been thoroughly modernised.» more

Lumber production in Canada declines further

28.06.2019 − At a total of 35.432m m³, North American softwood lumber production remained some 4% below the preceding year’s figure in the first quarter. » more

Norway: Price pressure on spruce sawlogs continues

27.06.2019 − Also in May the average price in Norway across all roundwood assortments continued to fall slightly, after the minus in April the value fell for the second month in a row to 438 nkr/m³.» more

EOS expects slight increase in production in 2019

24.06.2019 − At an estimated 92.01m m³, softwood lumber production within the 13 EOS-member states is expected to increase by 0.9 % in the current year compared with the previous year.» more

West Fraser also wants to shut down Chasm sawmill

21.06.2019 − Less than two weeks after the announcement that the Vavenby 250 million bdft sawmill would be permanently shut down, Canadian West Fraser announced plans to permanently shut down the Chasm mill on Monday.» more

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

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