Roundwood/Sawnwood

Stora Enso Wood Products’ sales boosted by 4.2 %

12.02.2021 − Including external deliveries, the “Wood Products” division of Stora Enso sold a total of 1.244m m³ of wood products in the fourth quarter.» more

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Further decline in Russian sawnwood output in December

12.02.2021 − Russian sawmills produced 2.2m m³ of sawnwood in December; this equates to a reduction of 5.9 % against the same month a year earlier. » more

China imports 9.92m m³ spruce from Germany

11.02.2021 − China’s imports of spruce roundwood from Germany almost tripled vis à vis the preceding year to 9.92m m³. » more

Groups setting up new wood-purchasing company

10.02.2021 − Mondi Swiecie and the wood-purchasing organisations working for pulp and sawmills Mercer Holz, Wood & Paper and Slovwood Ružomberok want to set up a joint venture for purchasing wood. » more

Russian Sawmill 25 group’s output reduced slightly

09.02.2021 − The three sawmills of the northern Russian Sawmill 25 group processed 481,000 m³ of roundwood into 218,000 m³ of sawn softwood in the fourth quarter. » more

Segezha substantiates extension plans for Onega

08.02.2021 − The Russian Segezha Group is planning to thoroughly modernise and extend the northern Russian Onega sawmilling facility at a cost of RUB4.8bn (roughly equivalent to €60m). » more

BSW Timber abandons sawmill project in Gomilsko

05.02.2021 − BSW Timber Group had already abandoned its plans for building a sawmill with an annual cutting capacity of 300,000 m³ of softwood logs in Gomilsko, Slovenia, back in December. » more

Fines of €26.6m against companies in timber industry

04.02.2021 − The Romanian competition authority Consiliul Concurentei has imposed fines of RON129.685m - equivalent to approximately €26.6m - against 31 companies in the timber industry. » more

Madera to commission FinScan systems in April

03.02.2021 − Work on setting up sorting systems for kiln-dried larch sawnwood is to begin at the Siberian sawmilling company Madera in February as part of the modernisation of the existing sawmilling line. » more

New Juodeliai sawmill put into operation in November

02.02.2021 − In the second half of November, the Lithuanian wood-industry company Juodeliai put the new sawmill geared to an annual cutting capacity of 1m m³ of roundwood into operation at its Marijampole facility. » more

Western SPF 2x4 back above US$900 mark in USA

01.02.2021 − The increase that occurred in sawn-softwood prices on the US market from the beginning of December gathered pace until the end of the year and has also continued in the early days of 2021. » more

Prices for spruce roundwood now higher in China

29.01.2021 − The stabilisation and recovery that began in selling prices for spruce roundwood in China at the middle of 2020 has continued in December and January. » more

Supplies of sawnwood running up against limits

28.01.2021 − At the beginning of 2021, supply and demand are increasingly drifting further apart on the international sawn-softwood markets. » more

Wood felling in Finland in Q1-3 decreased by 15 %

27.01.2021 − In the first nine months, the volume of roundwood felled in Finland for use as a material amounted to around 40.3m m³, equating to a reduction of 15.1 % against a year earlier. » more

Further growth in roundwood prices in Finland recently

25.01.2021 − The growth noticeable in softwood sawlog prices in Finland since July continued in November as well. » more

HS Timber Group constructing sawmill in Belarus

22.01.2021 − On 18 December, HS Timber Group began construction work on a small-diameter sawmill with an adjoining planing works in Svisloch, Belarus, roughly 12 km from the Polish border. » more

Further increases in Scandinavians’ sawnwood prices

18.01.2021 − In the preliminary contracts for deliveries in the first quarter prices for planeable Scandinavian whitewood assortments were raised by an average of €18-20/m³.» more

Stora Enso investing €80m in handling wood in Imatra

14.01.2021 − Stora Enso is investing roughly €80m in centralising and modernising the wood-handling resources for the two Kaukopää and Tainionkoski pulp and board mills by the third quarter of 2022. » more

Cooperation between Viken AT Market and Sapin

14.01.2021 − Norwegian Viken AT Market and Belgian Sapin want to work more closely together in trade with roundwood and woodchips in future. » more

Growth of 34 % in Russian exports to Europe in Q3

11.01.2021 − Russian exports of sawn softwood to the eleven most important European recipient countries rose in the third quarter of 2020 by 34 % to 1.222m m³.» more

Segezha’s sawn softwood output increased by 17.2 %

07.01.2021 − In the third quarter, the sawmills of Segezha Group of Segezha, Russia, produced 325,600 m³ of sawn softwood. » more

27 % growth registered in Sweden’s exports to Europe

05.01.2021 − During the course of September, Swedish exporters increased their deliveries of sawn softwood and planed products to European customers by 27 % to 814.300 m³. » more

US imports from Europe 60 % higher than last year

04.01.2021 − The USA imported considerably more sawn softwood from Europe again in October than it had in the same month of last year. » more

Finnish exports to Europe boosted by 22 % in Q3

17.12.2020 − Finnish exports of rough-sawn and planed sawnwood to European countries in the third quarter were 22 % higher than in the same period of last year at 889,717 m³.» more

Cherepovetsles puts HewSaw line into operation

14.12.2020 − The northwest Russian wood-industry company LHK Cherepovetsles put a HewSaw R200 A.1 chipping line from the machine-engineering company Veisto into operation at the beginning of November.» more

SCA sells British subsidiary to BSW Timber Group

10.12.2020 − On 1 December, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) sold its value-adding and trading activities operated through SCA Wood Supply UK to BSW Timber Group. » more

Peak reached by China’s spruce imports from Europe

08.12.2020 − At over 1.67m m³, European exports of spruce roundwood to China reached the highest level so far this year in September. » more

SCA’s new sorting plant in Bollsta on schedule

07.12.2020 − The construction of a new sorting plant for the Bollsta sawmill of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) is currently on schedule. » more

BSW Timber Group taking over Dick Brothers Forestry

04.12.2020 − BSW Timber Group is taking over Dick Brothers Forestry from the investment company Faro Capital. » more

Klausner Lumber Two auction set for 10 December

03.12.2020 − On 18 November, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, approved the sales of the assets and other assets of Klausner Lumber Two and set 10 December as the date for the auction.» more