Finland: Wood industry processed 3% less wood

15.05.2020 − The Finnish timber industry processed a total of 71.08 million m³ of roundwood in 2019, 3.4% less than in the previous year.» more


Bid Group closing down Canal Flats facility

15.05.2020 − The Canadian sawmill fitter BID Group of Companies (Bid Group) is permanently closing down its production facility in Canal Flats.» more

SCA Wood’s EBITDA down 68 % in first quarter 2020

15.05.2020 − Lower selling prices and a minor reduction in the volume of sawnwood sold by the “Wood” division of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) in the first quarter led to a reduction in the key performance figures.» more

Microtec acquires scanner manufacturer Lucidyne

14.05.2020 − Italian Microtec has taken over US scanner manufacturer Lucidyne Technolgies.» more

Sweden exports up 17 % in first two months

14.05.2020 − Swedish companies exported a total of 2.437m m³ of sawn softwood and planed products in the first two months of this year, 17 % more than in the same period of last year. » more

Delays in shipment of meranti from Malaysia

14.05.2020 − Further delays have occurred in the shipment of meranti sawnwood and window scantlings from shippers in Malaysia.» more

Klausner Lumber One filed for Chapter 11

04.05.2020 − On April 30, Klausner Lumber One filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware.» more

Canfor extended losses in the first quarter

23.04.2020 − After Can$ -39.1 million in the fourth quarter, the Canadian Canfor reported a net loss of Can$ -70.0 million for the first quarter.» more

Finnish industry purchses less roundwood

22.04.2020 − In Finland, the quantities of roundwood purchased from the timber industry in the first quarter were 34 % below the figures for the previous year.» more

Sweden: Roundwood prices remain weak

22.04.2020 − In the first quarter, the average price of softwood logs in Sweden fell by 0.6% to 493 SEK/m³ compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.» more

Search for investors for Klausner USA has failed

17.04.2020 − The negotiations of a Central European sawmill group for the takeover of the Klausner Lumber One sawmills in Florida and Klausner Lumber Two in North Carolina have failed for the time being.» more

Bankruptcy proceedings over two Klausner companies

15.04.2020 − Bankruptcy proceedings were opened yesterday at the Innsbruck Regional Court against Klausner Nordamerika Beteiligungs GmbH and Klausner Trading International GmbH.» more

Canfor cuts lumber production by 100 million bdft

14.04.2020 − Due to the Corona crisis, Canfor of Canada reduces its sawn timber production by a further 100 million bdft in the period from April 13 to May 1.» more

Bergs Timber closing sawmill in Gransjö by autumn

09.04.2020 − Swedish Bergs Timber is closing the sawmill in Gransjö to concentrate sawnwood production on its facilities in Vimmerby, Mörlunda, and Orrefors.» more

Metsä Group to build 200m € sawmill in Rauma

08.04.2020 − Metsä Group will be commencing construction work on 750,000 m³ sawmill in Rauma in spring 2020.» more

Canfor cutting output in North America and Europe

07.04.2020 − On 27 March the Canadian Canfor announced extensive production cuts for its works in Canada, the USA, and Europe in connection with the corona crisis.» more

Derome Timber begins exporting to USA

07.04.2020 − The “Derome Timber” division of Derome despatched its first delivery of sawn softwood to the USA in mid-March 2020.» more

Norway: Roundwood prices have fallen further

06.04.2020 − In Norway, the average price of 384 nkr/m³ achieved in February across all roundwood assortments is now 14% below the previous year's level.» more

Sawmills plan increased use of short-time working

02.04.2020 − From calendar week 15 onwards, an increasing number of German sawmill companies are planning to send employees on short-time working. » more

Finland: Sawn timber production down sharply

01.04.2020 − During the fourth quarter of 2019, a total of 2.59 million m³ of sawn softwood was produced in Finland, 13.9% less than in the same quarter of the previous year.» more

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