Roundwood prices in Norway drop significantly

05.03.2020 − In Norway, roundwood prices fell significantly despite a 6.2% lower felling of 979,000 m³ compared to the same month last year across all tree species and product ranges.» more


New Zealand: Roundwood exports have stalled

05.03.2020 − New Zealand roundwood exporters can currently hardly export goods to China, as the port storage facilities there are exhausted at the end of February 2020 due to lack of unloading. » more

Czech Forest expects up to 60m m³ damaged wood

28.02.2020 − In 2020 Czech forestry institute Czech Forest anticipates an accrual of 40-60m m³ beetle-damaged wood in the Czech Republic. » more

Prices for construction assortments to be raised soon

27.02.2020 − From the point of view of southwest Germany sawmills, the pace of business activity has been somewhat higher than average in the first few weeks of this year. » more

7-8m m³ of wood damaged by hurricane-force winds

27.02.2020 − According to the provisional figures, the deep low-pressure systems that swept across large parts of Europe have given rise to an estimated volume of 7-8m m³ of storm-damaged wood in central Europe.» more

Latvia: decline in lumber exports to Great Britain

26.02.2020 − In the fourth quarter Latvian softwood lumber exports to Great Britain dropped by 26% vis à vis the comparative quarter of 2018 to 201,200m³. » more

Operating loss posted by Bergs Timber in Q4 2010

24.02.2020 − Bergs Timber slid into the red in the fourth quarter with an operating result of -22m SEK and after-tax earnings of -32m SEK.» more

DOC holds out prospect of reductions in customs duties

21.02.2020 − In a provisional decision on 4 February, the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) is holding out the prospect of a reduction in the antidumping and countervailing duties for sawn softwood products. » more

Moelven: key results figures continue to decline

21.02.2020 − The key results of Moelven Industrier continued to decline in the fourth quarter. » more

Labe Wood to commence cutting at end of February

20.02.2020 − The industrial-scale sawmill of Labe Wood will commence trial operation at the end of February. » more

EU Court of Arbitration to judge on Ukraine export ban

20.02.2020 − On 28 January, the European Union (EU) used the Court of Arbitration on account of the Ukraine’s ban on roundwood exports. » more

UK: Scarcely any increase in demand for sawn softwood

18.02.2020 − In the UK, demand for so-called homegrown timber produced in the UK and imported sawn softwood had only risen insignificantly by the beginning of February.» more

No significant upswing in demand in North Africa yet

17.02.2020 − The levels of activity on the markets of North Africa and the Middle East are low in the early weeks of the new year from the perspective of central European shippers. » more

Poland: lumber production records a decrease of 4%

14.02.2020 − Softwood lumber production of Polish sawmills decreased by 4% in the fourth quarter vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 696,000m³.» more

8 % fewer wood products sold by Stora Enso in Q4

13.02.2020 − The Wood Products division of Stora Enso sold approximately 1.149m m³ of sawnwood and wood products in the fourth quarter of last year, 7.9 % less than in the same quarter of the year before. » more

Russian transports to China suspended since 31 January

13.02.2020 − As a quarantine measure against the coronavirus, transport by road and rail from Russia to China has been barred since 31 January. » more

Pine cutting to be resumed at Braviken sawmill

11.02.2020 − Holmen will resumed pine cutting at its Braviken sawmill from mid-February. » more

US sawn-softwood imports from Europe up by 28 %

10.02.2020 − US imports of sawn softwood in the fourth quarter almost matched those of the same quarter of the previous year at 8.250m m³.» more

Spruce roundwood prices still under pressure in China

07.02.2020 − Shortly before the beginning of the holidays in China following Chinese New Year, selling prices were still under pressure for spruce roundwood from central Europe.» more

13.6 % increase in Russia’s sawnwood output in 2019

06.02.2020 − Russia’s output of sawnwood in 2019 was 13.6 % higher than a year earlier at 29.9m m³.» more

Sveaskog: Turnover decline due to lower prices and sales

06.02.2020 − In the fourth quarter the slowdown in economic activity in the areas of pulp and softwood lumber as well as a decrease in sales prices and volumes of roundwood sold led to a 4.3% decline in net turnover. » more

Further decay in prices for spruce sawlogs in Poland

05.02.2020 − In Poland, the prices for spruce sawlogs sold by the state forest administration Lasy Panstwowe through the Internet platform e-drewno were an average of 259 PLN/m³ ex forest road in December. » more

Schneider wants to build second facility in Meßkirch

03.02.2020 − Holzwerk Gebr. Schneider is likely to set up a second facility in Messkirch by the end of 2021. » more

Sawdust sales negatively impacted by slow pellet business

03.02.2020 − The two-way split still noticeable on the German sawmill-residue markets in November/December is gradually starting to fade again as 2020 gets underway. » more

Solomenskiy Lesozavod puts RuScan into operation

31.01.2020 − At the end of December, Russian Solomenskiy Lesozavod put the new RuScan 2.0 scanner, developed by Avtomatika Vektor into operation.» more

Angara Les has commissioned used HewSaw line

30.01.2020 − The Russian timber-industry company Angara Les has installed a used HewSaw R200SE sawmilling line, made by Veisto at its Kodinsk facility. » more

Further reductions in roundwood prices in Norway

29.01.2020 − The decay observed in Norwegian roundwood prices since March was still underway as last year came to an end. » more

Russia records 27% drop in exports of softwood logs

27.01.2020 − In the third quarter Russian softwood log exports decreased by 27% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.958m m³.» more

Resolute wants to take over three sawmills from Conifex

27.01.2020 − Resolute Forest Products (RFP) wants to take over three US sawmills of Conifex Timber for a total of 163m CAD plus approximately 7m CAD in operating capital. » more

Great Pacific fails to take full control of Canfor

24.01.2020 − On 16 December, Great Pacific Capital belonging to Jim Pattison Group, withdrew its offer for a full takeover of Canfor. » more