Roundwood/Sawnwood

Sweden anticipating 7m m³ of beetlewood in 2020

25.09.2020 − On the basis of provisional surveys, approximately 7m m³ of beetle-damaged wood is going to arise in Sweden in 2020. » more

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Juodeliai’s sawmill starting up in early October

24.09.2020 − Lithuanian Juodeliai is putting its new sawmill, geared to an annual cutting capacity of 1m m³ of roundwood, into operation at the beginning of October. » more

Russian sawn-softwood exports down by 3 % in Q2

24.09.2020 − Russian sawn-softwood exports in the second quarter were 3 % lower than a year earlier at 8.277m m³.» more

US imports from Europe in July 79 % higher

21.09.2020 − The USA imported a total of 241,987 m³ of sawn softwood from Europe (EU27 incl. UK) in July 2020, an increase of 79 % against last year.» more

Tschopp builds new sawmill for CHF75m

17.09.2020 − Swiss Tschopp Holzindustrie plans to build a sawmill at its headquarters by 2023. The new mill is to replace the existing one, which has been operating at the limits of its capacity for years. » more

USA: 2x4 prices jump well above 900 US$ mark

17.09.2020 − The sharp increase observed in prices on the US sawn softwood markets since June 2020 was still underway at the beginning of September. » more

Germany: almost 75% rise in softwood sawlog exports

14.09.2020 − Over the course of the second quarter, Germany exported a total of 2.065m m³ softwood sawlogs, an increase of 74.4% vis à vis the previous year. » more

Schneider awards contracts for Meßkirch sawmill

11.09.2020 − Over recent days, Holzwerk Gebr. Schneider has placed orders with machinery suppliers for the sawmill planned in Meßkirch.» more

Sweden: high increase in exports outside Europe

11.09.2020 − In the first half, Swedish companies exported a total volume of 7.473m m³ softwood lumber and planed lumber. » more

SCA: Microtec supplies scanner equipment for Bollsta

10.09.2020 − Within the scope of the current expansion project for the Bollsta sawmill, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) has ordered comprehensive scanner technology from Italian Microtec. » more

Belarusian softwood lumber exports increase by 2%

10.09.2020 − In the second quarter, Belarusian exports of softwood lumber increased by 2% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.065m m³. » more

2020 damaged wood estimate swells to almost 73m m³

08.09.2020 − Estimates submitted by the German federal states in spring for the expected volume of damaged wood in 2020 have been revised significantly upwards. » more

US hardwood lumber exports decline in second quarter

07.09.2020 − In the second quarter the decline in US hardwood lumber exports intensified further due to corona. » more

Ladenburger can now cut 200,000 m³ more per annum

04.09.2020 − The two contracts for noise prevention formulated under the auspices of the district administration of Ostalbkreis and signed on 14 August enable Ladenburger to significantly increase its annual output.» more

USA: Imports from Europe up 79 % on previous year

04.09.2020 − In July, the USA imported a total of 241,987 m³ of sawn softwood from Europe (EU27 incl. Great Britain), an increase of 79 % over the previous year.» more

UPM-Kymmene starts building biorefinery in Leuna

03.09.2020 − Construction of the biorefinery that the wood-industry company UPM-Kymmene is planning for Leuna in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, will begin before the end of the third quarter.» more

Japan: imports from Europe only slightly

03.09.2020 − At a total of 692,425m³, the volume of softwood lumber imported by Japan from Europe during the second quarter was just 1.4% less than in the comparative quarter of last year.» more

Investor for C&C Wood Products and Westside Logging

28.08.2020 − Quesnel Investment Corporation will take over insolvent Canadian sawmill C&C Wood Products and its subsidiary Westside Logging.» more

Sweden: pulpwood prices continue to decline

26.08.2020 − The decline in pulpwood prices, which has been evident in Sweden since the beginning of 2019, continued in the second quarter. » more

WTO calls US lumber import duties from unjustified

25.08.2020 − According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the anti-dumping and countervailing duties levied by the USA on Canadian softwood lumber shipments in 2017 are unjustified.» more

Chilean sawn softwood exports decrease further

24.08.2020 − In the first quarter, Chilean exports of rough-sawn radiata pine lumber at a value of US$109.3m fell by 12% in volume to 573,303m³.» more

Binderholz to start US sawmill by the end of the year

24.08.2020 − After the successful auction of the Klausner Lumber One sawmill last Friday, the Austrian Binderholz Group expects the closing to take place in October.» more

Binderholz wins auction over Klausner Lumber One

21.08.2020 − In the auction of the assets of the Klausner Lumber One, which ended a few minutes ago, the Austrian company Binderholz prevailed. » more

Latvia: Roundwood exports down by 26

21.08.2020 − In the course of the first half of the year, Latvia exported a total of 1.449 million m³ of roundwood, which represents a decline of almost 26% compared to the previous year.» more

Binderholz increases bid for Klausner to US$ 30 million

20.08.2020 − The Austrian Binderholz Group has submitted an offer of US$ 30 million plus liabilities through Timber One Acquisition Holdings for the assets of the Klausner Lumber One sawmill.» more

USA: price increases continue unabated

20.08.2020 − At an average of US$ 746/1,000 bdft ex mill, the price for the leading Western SPF KD R/L 2x4 #2&Btr. on the US market at the end of last week reached its highest level since price surveys began.» more

Timber harvesting in Finland down 19% at mid-year

18.08.2020 − Following the 21.4% decline in timber harvesting in Finland during the first quarter, volumes of timber harvested in the second quarter also fell short of the preceding year’s figure, by 15.8%.» more

Latvia exports 16% less sawn softwood

18.08.2020 − After a minus of 11 % in the first quarter of 2020, Latvian softwood lumber exports declined even more sharply in the second quarter, falling by 16 % to 739,900 m³.» more

Claus Rodenberg plans further break bulk ships

17.08.2020 − Roundwood trading and forestry company Claus Rodenberg Waldkontor plans to send further break bulk shipments of spruce roundwood to China in the coming months.» more

Increase of 6% in SCA Wood lumber sales

15.08.2020 − In the second quarter at SEK143m, the EBIDTA in the wood business division of Swedish Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) was again below the preceding year’s result. » more