Mercer Timber records declines in fourth quarter

15.02.2019 − Sawn softwood prices were around 11% lower in the fourth quarter, resulting in declines in sales and earnings at Mercer Timber. » more


Södra can almost double its operating result

15.02.2019 − At skr 974m, Swedish Södra almost doubled its operating profit in the fourth quarter compared with the previous year. » more

Handlos planning third works in Austria or Czech Republic

14.02.2019 − Holzindustrie Herbert Handlos is planning to build a third production facility. » more

Finnish lumber production up only slightly

13.02.2019 − With a total of 11.81m m³ in 2018, the Finnish sawmill industry slightly increased its production by 0.9 % compared to the previous year. » more

Balungstrands invests in Valutec channel dryer

12.02.2019 − As part of a replacement investment, the Swedish Balungstrands Sågverk has ordered an FB channel dryer with an annual capacity of up to 40,000 m³ from the Valutec Group.» more

New construction of Croatian sawmill Cedar delayed

11.02.2019 − There are delays in the construction of the new Croatian beech sawmill in Cedar. » more

Ukraine’s ban on exports to be extended to firewood

11.02.2019 − Members of the Ukrainian parliament Werchowna Rada petitioned for an export ban on firewood on 16 January 2019. » more

Sawmill 25 Group has increased production by 21 %

11.02.2019 − In 2018, the North Russian Sawmill 25 Group processed 1.624m m³ of softwood logs into 703,000 m³ of sawn timber at its three locations. » more

Swoods Export starts up sorting plant in March

10.02.2019 − In March, the Belarusian timber industry company Swoods Export will start up a sorting line for kiln dried softwood timber supplied by Hekotek at its Borisov site. » more

Moelven invests 20m nkr in Numedal sawmill

08.02.2019 − During the second half of the year, the Moelven Group will invest around 20m nkr in the modernisation of the spruce sawmill of Moelven Numedal. » more

USA: Sawmill shutdowns push up sawnwood prices

06.02.2019 − The shutdowns implemented or announced by Canadian sawmill groups, as well as rather low stocks held by customers in recent days, have led to a significant higher prices on the US softwood timber market.» more

SCA plans to purchase around 10,000 ha of forest in Latvia

05.02.2019 − Swedish SCA has signed with the Latvian Forest Company a letter of intent, without obligation for both parties, concerning the purchase of approximately 10,000 ha of forest in Latvia.» more

SCA Wood can increase EBITDA margin to 14.5 %

04.02.2019 − The "Wood" division within the Swedish Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) benefited in the fourth quarter from higher sales prices than in the previous year and favourable exchange rates. » more

Stora Enso: Wood Products increased EBIT by 66%

01.02.2019 − The "Wood Products" business unit of the Finnish company Stora Enso benefited in the fourth quarter from significantly higher sales prices and a favorable product mix in sales. » more

EBITDA of Moelven Timber increased by 50%

01.02.2019 − The earnings figures for the Timber sawmill division of the Norwegian Moelven Industrier also improved significantly in the fourth quarter compared with the same quarter of the previous year. » more

Finnish exports of sawn timber decreased by 6%

01.02.2019 − In the first eleven months of last year, Finnish sawmills exported a total of 8.160m m³ of sawn softwood and planed timber, 6.3% less than in the same period last year. » more

Schug has moved from Ikea Industry to Pfeifer Group

31.01.2019 − Nikolaus Schug, most recently Managing Director of Ikea Industry France in Lure, joined Pfeifer Holz Lauterbach GmbH as plant manager on 1 January. » more

Softwood log prices in Sweden up on previous year

30.01.2019 − The increase in the price of softwood trunks, which was already apparent in the three previous quarters, continued in Sweden until the end of 2018. » more

Poland: Production of sawn softwood increased by 5%

30.01.2019 − Last year, the Polish sawmill industry produced 2.935m m³ of sawn softwood, exceeding the previous year's figure by 5%. » more

WCLIB merges with Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau

29.01.2019 − The US Pacific Lumber Inspection Bureau (PLIB) and West Coast Lumber Inspection Bureau (WCLIB) have combined their service and certification activities effective January 1. » more

MS Maschinenbau supplies plants for Paraguay plant

28.01.2019 − At the end of February MS Maschinenbau will start shipping equipment for the sawmill planned by Miller Forest Investment in Paraguay. » more

Russian sawn timber production increased by 3.6%

28.01.2019 − According to Rosstat, Russian sawmills produced 26.0m m³ of sawn timber in 2018, an increase of 3.6 % compared to the previous year. » more

Setra Group slipped into the red in the fourth quarter

24.01.2019 − Following in part significant increases in the first three quarters of the 2018 financial year, the Swedish Setra Group reported a decline in operating profit and a slight net loss for the fourth quarter.» more

Versowood increased sales and earnings

23.01.2019 − In fiscal 2017/2018 (June 30), the Finnish sawmill and glulam company Versowood generated consolidated sales of € 378.6m, around 7.3% more than in the previous fiscal year.» more

Möhringer supplies cutting line to Spacva

22.01.2019 − The Croatian wood industry company Spacva has commissioned Simon Möhringer with the construction and installation of an automatic cutting line. » more

Russia considers export ban on softwood logs

22.01.2019 − At its meeting on 10 December 2018, the Russian State Duma postponed the first reading of the draft law on an eleven-year export ban on softwood logs to January.» more

Sweden: Södra has lowered softwood log prices

18.01.2019 − Swedish Södra has reduced its prices for spruce and pine sawlogs with immediate effect. » more

Männistö new Sales Manager at Ilim Nordic Timber

18.01.2019 − Since the beginning of the month Olli Männistö has been Sales Manager at Ilim Nordic Timber in Wismar. » more

16% decline in beech roundwood exports

17.01.2019 − In the third quarter of 2018 beech roundwood exports to all destinations decreased by 16% to 129,033m³. » more

Canada: Exports fell sharply at the end of the year

15.01.2019 − Following the sharp decline in the first quarter and the increases in the second and third quarters of 2018, Canadian sawn softwood exports to the United States declined significantly in the fourth quarter.» more