Beech exports to China 11% below preceding year

05.01.2019 − According to calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), in the third quarter of 2018 German beech lumber exports to China declined by 11% vis à vis last year to 38,227m³.» more


Czech Republic presents strategy for bark beetle control

04.01.2019 − On 14th December the Czech Ministry of Agriculture presented a package of measures to combat bark beetle calamity. » more

Oak nine times overbid at Lublin auction

04.01.2019 − At the “Lublin Autumn” fine-wood sealed-bid auction heldby the Polish Krasnystaw forest office on 14 November 2018, the available volume was almost the same as at last year’s event at a total of 740 m³. » more

Swedish exports to China down by half in September

21.12.2018 − At -8 % to a total of 1.019m m³, Sweden’s exports of softwood timber and planed products in September turned out to be roughly 8 % lower than in the same month of last year. » more

Fire at Ransby sawmill damaged sorting plant

20.12.2018 − The sawmill Ransby of the Swedish Moelven Notnäs Ransby AB, which belongs to the Norwegian Moelven Industrier, already suffered a fire in the night of 23 November 2018 in the sawn timber sorting area.» more

Russian exports of softwood logs decreased by 14 %

20.12.2018 − Russian exports of coniferous logs fell by 14% to 2.681m m³ in the third quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year.» more

30% rise expected in 2018 for exports from Belarus

18.12.2018 − For 2018 the Belarusian Ministry of Forestry forecasts a 30% increase in softwood lumber exports to some 3m m³. In 2017 exports had increased by 55% compared to the preceding year.» more

COFFI expects further increase in lumber production

17.12.2018 − For 2018 the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) expects a volume of 264.1m m³, representing a 2.1% increase vis à vis 2017 in production of softwood lumber in the UNECE/FAO region.» more

Rayonier modernizes sawmills La Sarre and Béarn

14.12.2018 − The US wood company Rayonier Advanced Materials has recently ordered equipment from US Natural Resources (USNR) for the La Sarre and Béarn sawmills, both in Quebec. » more

Less hardwood timber exported by US shippers

14.12.2018 − After growth in the first and second quarter, exports of US hardwood fell sharply from July to September. » more

Continental Wood Products to become Bergs Timber UK

13.12.2018 − In the course of the integration of the British wholesaler Continental Wood Products into Bergs Timber the company is being renamed Bergs Timber (UK) with effect from 1 January. » more

Finnish softwood lumber exports down by 11%

12.12.2018 − Finnish softwood lumber and planed lumber exports decreased by 11% in the third quarter vis à vis last year’s comparative period to 1.830m m³. » more

Segezha has put container terminals into operation

11.12.2018 − The sawmills Sokol, Onega and LDK 1, which belong to the Russian Segezha Group, commissioned their newly constructed container terminals with railway connections at the end of November. » more

Mercer Timber Products: Downtimes burden results

07.12.2018 − In the third quarter Mercer Timber Products (MTP) increased lumber sales by 13% to 83.8m bdft.» more

Japan imports significantly less sawn timber from Europe

03.12.2018 − With a total of 177,940 m³, Japan imported almost 14 % less coniferous sawn timber from Europe in the course of the third quarter than in the same quarter of the previous year.» more

Sawn softwood exports again above previous year's level

27.11.2018 − After the decline in the first quarter (-1 %) and the increase in the second quarter (+1 %) , German exports of sawn softwood in the third quarter were up 3 % on the previous year at 1.388m m³.» more

Sweden recorded around 2.5m m³ of Beetle wood

26.11.2018 − In the southern Swedish region of Götaland, a total of around 2.5m m³ of beetle wood has been recorded this year, with Jönkoping and Kalmar being the worst affected regions. » more

USA expect over 110m t of wind-blown timber

23.11.2018 − Hurricane Michael caused heavy damage to forestry operations in the southeast of the USA from 12 to 16 October. » more

Sawmill in Štetí to start production in early 2020

23.11.2018 − On 5 November Mondi Štetí, part of the Mondi Group, the Austrian wood-industry company Maresch and the Czech Eco-Investment notified a merger to the EU Commission. » more

Russian ULK ceases production at Pomor Timber

23.11.2018 − The North Russian sawmill group ULK will stop its sawing activities at the Pomor Timber Company at the end of November. » more

Finnish sawnwood production up on previous year

23.11.2018 − In the first nine months of the current year, the Finnish sawmill industry produced a total of 8.810m m³ of softwood lumber, around 1.5% more than in the same period of the previous year. » more

Latvian companies increase sales by 20%

19.11.2018 − In the second quarter Latvian sawmills and industrial planing mills increased their sales volume by 20% to €266.3m vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year. » more

Canfor acquires majority stake in Swedish Vida

16.11.2018 − Canadian Canfor Corp. intends to acquire a 70 % majority stake in the Swedish Vida group.» more

Czech Republic: Decline in softwood prices intensifies

16.11.2018 − In the third quarter prices in the Czech Republic for all relevant softwood sawlog ranges declined vis à vis the preceding quarter. » more

Softwood-timber imports raised 9 % by USA in Q3

16.11.2018 − At a total of 9.399m m³, the USA imported roughly 9 % more softwood timber in the third quarter of 2018 than in the same period of last year. » more

Further growth in log prices in Sweden in Quarter 3

15.11.2018 − The increase already noticeable in log prices in Sweden in the first and second quarter continued in the third quarter and at a faster rate than in the preceding months. » more

West Fraser takes 300m bdft out of production

14.11.2018 − West Fraser Timber of Canada is permanently switching its sawn timber production at the Fraser Lake and Quesnel sawmills from a three-shift to a two-shift operation. » more

Damaged wood since August 2017 of more than 100m m³

09.11.2018 − The autumn storm "Vaia" led to large-scale windthrows in the forests of northern Italy and southern Austria from 28 to 30 October.» more

Resolute: Wood Products result clearly declines

06.11.2018 − Canadian Resolute Forest Products (RFP) achieved an operating result of Can$ 45m in its Wood Products business in the third quarter, approximately Can$ 19m or just under 30% less than in the year-ago quarter. » more

Lumber production exceeds last year’s figure by 4.2%

05.11.2018 − In Germany production of softwood lumber increased by 4.2% in the second quarter of 2018 vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 4.775m m³.» more