Roundwood/Sawnwood

Canfor’s sawnwood production reduced by 10%

03.12.2021 − During the course of the third quarter, Canfor reduced its sawn-softwood output by almost 10% to 1.279bn bdft but the changes varied widely from one region to another.» more

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Spruce sawlogs leave Norway for Sauerland in Germany

03.12.2021 − Viken Skog dispatched a first shipload of spruce sawlogs to sawmills in the Sauerland region of Germany in mid-November. » more

Koskisen awards contracts for sawmill machinery

02.12.2021 − During the course of autumn, Koskisen placed its orders for the machinery for the planned sawmill near Järvelä by the end of 2023. » more

Kaamos finishes construction of sorting unit

30.11.2021 − Kaamos Timber had already finished setting up a new roundwood-sorting system at its Mozyr facility in Belarus at the end of September. » more

Binderholz investing roughly €90m in Finland

29.11.2021 − Binderholz Nordic, part of the Austrian Binderholz group, is planning to invest a total of around €90m in enlarging the cutting capacity and value-adding facilities at the Lieksa and Nurmes works.» more

Czech Republic: significant increase in roundwood prices

26.11.2021 − In the third quarter, the price increase for softwood logs recorded since the fourth quarter of 2020 intensified further. » more

Latvia: 51% of lumber exports go to Great Britain

25.11.2021 − Following a 40% increase to 374,800 m³ in the second quarter, in the third quarter Latvian exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber to Great Britain rose by 33% to 434,700 m³.» more

Belarus: 30% more roundwood to be sold via auctions

24.11.2021 − The Belarusian Ministry of Forestry plans to sell 19.033 m³ roundwood in the coming year, representing an increase of 1% compared to 2021. » more

Chilean sawnwood exports to China increase again

23.11.2021 − Between April and June, Chilean exports of rough-sawn radiata pine lumber to China increased by 15% to 118,353 m³, after a decline had been recorded in the first quarter (-55%). » more

Setra to invest SEK490m in three sawmilling facilities

22.11.2021 − Setra Group is planning to invest a total of SEK490m in modernising and extending the three Malå, Hasselfors, and Heby sawmills by the end of 2023. » more

Less softwood lumber imported by USA again

22.11.2021 − At 8.864m m³, the volume of sawn softwood imported by the USA during the course of the third quarter was 5% lower than in the same period of last year. » more

Moelven’s sales slowed by freight capacity shortage

19.11.2021 − The volume of sawnwood sales by the “Timber” division of Moelven Industrier in the third quarter was a little lower again than last year’s level due to a shortage of freight capacity. » more

SCA Wood profited from higher selling prices in Q3

16.11.2021 − The “Wood” division of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) recorded significantly higher sales revenue and key performance figures for the third quarter. » more

Poland: lumber production rises only at single-digit rate

15.11.2021 − In the third quarter, Polish sawmills increased their softwood lumber production at just a single-digit rate vis à vis the preceding year. » more

Swedish sawnwood exports 11% lower than last year

12.11.2021 − Sweden’s sawmilling industry exported less this August than in August 2020. » more

Russia: lumber production declines in September

11.11.2021 − In September, numerous Russian sawmills were forced to reduce their cutting activities due to roundwood stocks being largely exhausted. » more

Ghana: timber export volume doubles in second quarter

08.11.2021 − In the second quarter, the Ghanaian timber industry more than doubled its export volume to 76,869 m³. » more

Spanish lumber imports below pre-Covid level

03.11.2021 − Spanish imports of softwood lumber in the second quarter were still below the volume reported for the same period in 2019, despite a significant increase compared to 2020. » more

Koskisen revises plans for building new sawmill

02.11.2021 − The sawnwood, particleboard, and plywood manufacturer Koskisen is now not going to implement the sawmill investment project announced in 2020 next door to the plywood works in Järvelä after all. » more

Setra Group boosts operating result to SEK600m

01.11.2021 − After SEK177m in the first quarter and SEK442m in the second, Setra Group, Sweden, recorded a further increase in the operating result for the third quarter to SEK600m. » more

Consumption could rise faster than output in future

29.10.2021 − Sawn-softwood consumption in ISC countries could rise at a faster rate than output in the years ahead.» more

Ha-Sa enlarging capacity for drying sawnwood

29.10.2021 − Ha-Sa is enlarging its drying capacity at the Haapajärvi sawmilling facility by the middle of 2022. » more

West Fraser to invest US$300m in buying sawmill

26.10.2021 − Following the takeover of Norbord completed at the beginning of February, West Fraser Timber is currently preparing the next major step in its expansion in the sawnwood business.» more

Production and building work remain on hold at Cedar

25.10.2021 − Production at Cedar as well as the work on building a new industrial-scale beech sawmill remain at a standstill. » more

HS Timber to build sawmill and pellet mill in Argentina

22.10.2021 − HS Timber Group intends to partner with Forestcape to invest around US$100m in building a sawmill and pellet mill near Gobernador Virasoro, Corrientes in north-eastern Argentina. » more

GP spending about $120m to modernise Pineland sawmill

21.10.2021 − Georgia-Pacific Wood Products is investing around US$120m in modernising its sawmill in Pineland, Texas. » more

Binderholz planning to take over BSW Timber Group

20.10.2021 − Binderholz group wants to take over BSW Timber Group (BSW Timber Ltd.). » more

French Groupe Rose concludes Norsilk takeover

18.10.2021 − Groupe Rose has concluded the takeover of northern French import and wood processing company Norsilk, which was agreed in principle at the end of July via a put option. » more

Pölkky to modernise sorting system at Kajaani sawmill

15.10.2021 − After putting a new industrial planing works into operation at the Taivalkoski facility in June, Pölkky has announced extensive expansion and investment measures in its sawmilling segment. » more

US sawnwood imports in August lower than last year

14.10.2021 − The reduction in prices that occurred on the US market in May/June and the growing alignment observed in supply and demand in recent months led to a reduction in US sawn-softwood imports in August.» more