Export share of non-European countries has risen

21.05.2019 − German exports of coniferous sawn timber to non-European countries increased by 41% to 453,877 m³ in the first quarter; their share of total German exports thus rose by six percentage points to 29%. » more


Bergs Timber results increase due to acquisitions

20.05.2019 − The result figures of the Swedish wood industry group Bergs Timber increased significantly in the first quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year as a result of acquisitions. » more

Value adjustments and tariffs keep Canfor in the red

16.05.2019 − Canadian Canfor again recorded a net loss in the first quarter at a figure of -Can$89.5m; the group had already slid into the negative zone in the previous quarter at -Can$52.4m.» more

Swedish Valbo Trä takes over Setra location Skutskär

14.05.2019 − The Swedish planed goods producer Valbo Trä will take over Setra's sawmill and planing mill site in Skutskär on 15 May. » more

Polish sawnwood production declines in first quarter

13.05.2019 − In March 2019 softwood lumber production of Polish sawmills declined by 1% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 266,000m³.» more

Latvian sawmills generate turnover in excess of €1bn

10.05.2019 − Last year Latvian sawmills and industrial planing mills generated turnover of €1.029bn. » more

ISC 2019 to be held in the middle October in Antwerp

09.05.2019 − This year's ISC will be held in Antwerp from 16 to 18 October at the invitation of the Softwood Import Section within Belgian Fedustria, ETTF and EOS.» more

Growing spruce-log exports to Asia

08.05.2019 − The number of merchants exporting spruce logs to Asia has risen considerably since the start of the year.» more

Conifex closes down sawmills Fort St. James and Mackenzie

06.05.2019 − Canadian Conifex Timber is today stopping production at its two sawmills Fort St. James and Mackenzie for four and three weeks respectively.» more

Sales and earnings decline at Mercer Timber

06.05.2019 − In the first quarter, the "Wood Products" business unit of Mercer increased its sawnwood production by 8% to 110.7m bdft, but the sales volume and average sales price were below the previous year's figures.» more

Russian lumber production increased by 2.2% in March

03.05.2019 − In March 2019 Russian lumber production increased by 2.2% vis à vis the comparative month of the preceding year to 2.4m m³.» more

Lesy CR and Ministry of Agriculture searched

02.05.2019 − The Czech State Forestry Administration Lesy Ceské republiky (Lesy CR) were searched on 25 April as part of a police investigation against former Lesy CR Director-General Daniel Szórád.» more

Sveaskog: Roundwood deliveries at previous year's level

02.05.2019 − Swedish Sveaskog handled a total of 2.901m m³ of roundwood in the first quarter, slightly more than in the previous year.» more

Norway: Timber felling reaches new record level

30.04.2019 − At around 3.056m m³, timber felling in Norway in the first quarter was not only 5.7 % above the previous year's level, but also exceeded the previous record from the first quarter of 2017 (3.033m m³).» more

LDK 3 commissions Valutec dryer in summer

30.04.2019 − The northern Russian sawmill LDK 3, which belongs to the sawmill 25 group, will commission a two-zone continuous dryer type FB of the Swedish Valutec Group in summer. » more

Binderholz enlarges drying capacity in Baruth

29.04.2019 − At the beginning of 2019, eight new drying kilns from Mühlböck were put into operation at Klenk Holz Baruth which belongs to Binderholz. » more

Metsä Group to build pine sawmill in Rauma

26.04.2019 − The Metsä Fibre pulp and lumber division within the Finnish Metsä Group is planning to build a pine sawmill on the site of the existing Rauma pulp mill. » more

Stora Enso: Wood Products can keep EBIT stable

26.04.2019 − The "Wood Products" business unit of the Finnish company Stora Enso reported slight increases in sales and EBIDTA in the first quarter compared with the previous year, while EBIT remained stable. » more

Ghanaian timber exports down 1.9% in 2018

25.04.2019 − Timber exports from Ghana decreased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018. » more

Harvesting of damaged wood has determined felling

24.04.2019 − In Germany, a significantly higher amount of damaged wood than in 2017 led to a 20.3 % increase in timber felling to 64.362m m³ last year.» more

Production of spruce lumber increases by 12.3%.

23.04.2019 − Total German softwood lumber production in the previous year amounted to around 18.435m m³, around 1.7 % more than in 2017.» more

Austria: logging volume increases by 9% to 19.2m m³

22.04.2019 − The bark beetle calamity, the volume of storm-damaged wood in 2017 as well as initial timber volumes made available from clearing of storm-damaged wood led to an 8.7% increase in logging volumes.» more

Lower sales volume weighs on Setra result

19.04.2019 − The Swedish Setra Group reported a decline in operating profit of almost 10 % to SEK 83m for the first quarter. » more

Bergs Timber ships 19,000 m³ of sawnwood to the USA

18.04.2019 − On 3 April the MS Saga Future with 19,000 m³ of sawn softwood from the sawmills of Bergs Timber left the port of Oskarshamn.» more

Exports of planed goods have lost momentum

18.04.2019 − German exports of planed timber in the fourth quarter of 2018 totalled 580,312 m³, 18 % more than in the previous year.» more

Heinola delivers chipper line to Russian Vostok Resurs

17.04.2019 − The Finnish plant manufacturer Heinola Sawmill Machinery recently delivered a chipping line designed for a production capacity of 250,000 m³ softwood lumber/year to the Russian sawmill company Vostok Resurs. » more

Romania: Competition authority extends investigation

12.04.2019 − The Romanian Competition Authority has extended its investigation into illegal collusion at roundwood auctions between wood industry companies by an additional 35 to a total of 94 companies. » more

Chilean radiata pine lumber exports increase by 31%

12.04.2019 − In the fourth quarter Chilean exports of radiata pine lumber, at 762,412m³, surpassed the preceding year’s figure by 31%. » more

US hardwood lumber exports decline in Q4

11.04.2019 − In the fourth quarter US sawmills and concentration yards exported a significantly lower volume of hardwood lumber than in the preceding year. » more

Arvonen takes over CEO position at Sveaskog

11.04.2019 − The current CEO of the Swedish sawmill company Setra Group, Hannele Arvonen, will join Sveaskog as CEO by September at the latest.» more