Export of Russian roundwood to be banned

26.10.2020 − President of Russia Vladimir Putin intends to ban the export of unprocessed roundwood from 2022 onwards. » more


USA bringing appeal against report by WTO panel

26.10.2020 − In the ongoing trade dispute over Canadian deliveries of sawn softwood to the USA, on 28 September, the USA lodged an appeal against the report by the WTO panel dated 24 August. » more

ISC anticipating significant increase in production in 2021

23.10.2020 − According to the estimates presented at the 68th International Softwood Conference (ISC), the volume of sawn softwood produced in Europe and North America is going to fall by almost 2 % this year.» more

Finnish sawnwood output falls short of last year’s level

23.10.2020 − After strike-related reduction of almost 24 % in the first quarter, Finland’s output of sawn softwood in the second quarter also fell short of the figure for the same period of last year.» more

Sweden: export activity slackens off

20.10.2020 − Following the total increase of 13% in exports of softwood and planed lumber achieved by Swedish exporters in the first half year, in July exports grew by just 1%.» more

US imports from Germany 41 % higher than last year

19.10.2020 − In August, the USA imported a total of 242,780 m³ of sawn softwood from suppliers in the EU (EU27, incl. UK), which equates to an increase of 50 % on a year earlier.» more

Further decline in Chilean sawnwood exports

16.10.2020 − In the second quarter, Chilean exports of rough-sawn radiata pine lumber decreased by one-fourth vis à vis the preceding year to 502,900m³. » more

Canadian sawn softwood exports to USA up 17 % in Q3

15.10.2020 − After a minor increase in the first quarter (+0.5%) and a sharp reduction in the second (-18.7 %), Canadian deliveries of sawnwood to the USA in the third quarter were 17 % higher than a year earlier. » more

Softwood lumber foreign trade still below 2019 level

12.10.2020 − The declines already recorded for German exports and imports of rough-sawn softwood lumber in the first quarter continued in the second quarter. » more

British imports decrease again in second quarter

09.10.2020 − In the second quarter of 2020, British imports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber decreased by 24% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year, to 1.337m m³.» more

Russian roundwood exports decline further

08.10.2020 − In the second quarter Russian exports of softwood logs declined by 22% vis à vis the preceding year, to 1.802m m³. » more

Södra raising spruce-sawlog prices

08.10.2020 − Södra is raising its prices for spruce sawlogs by SEK30/m³ with immediate effect. » more

Finnish softwood lumber exports decrease by 15%

06.10.2020 − In the second quarter, Finland imported a total volume of 2.066m m³ rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber.» more

Sharp increase in whitewood prices in fourth quarter

05.10.2020 − Business activity on the central European sales markets for planeable spruce sawnwood from Scandinavia has gained considerable momentum in the last six weeks. » more

Nordautomation supplying log-sorting system to ULK

02.10.2020 − Finnish Nordautomation will be supplying two roundwood-sorting stations for the wood-industry complex planned by Russian ULK at its Karpogory facility in Archangelsk oblast. » more

Siberian Madera investing in sawnwood sorting system

29.09.2020 − The Siberian larch sawmill Madera recently placed an order with FinScan for a “Boardmast Nova” and an “Endspy” camera-based quality-sorting system for kiln-dried sawnwood.» more

Alternative site for Binderholz works in Poland

28.09.2020 − Binder Beteiligungs AG belonging to the Binderholz and the town council of the Polish Nidzica community have signed a letter of intent for building a wood-competence centre. » more

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

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