Fire at Mosser causes breakdown of sawline

27.11.2020 − On 12 November, a fire at the Zarnsdorf sawmill location of Austrian Mosser Group damaged the first machinery group of the reducer bandsaw line. » more


COFFI expects lower softwood lumber production

26.11.2020 − In 2020, according to the figures available so far, softwood lumber production in Europe, the EECCA region and North America is expected to decline by an estimated 1.6% to a total of 251.0m m³. » more

COFFI anticipates lower logging volume in 2020

25.11.2020 − Despite extensive forest damage in parts of central Europe and Scandinavia, COFFI expects timber harvesting in Europe in 2020 to decline by 2.2% to 463.2m m³.» more

USA’s sawnwood imports from Europe boosted 79 %

20.11.2020 − At a total of 711,126 m³, the USA imported 79 % or 323,662 m³ more sawn softwood from the EU (including the UK) in the third quarter than they did in the same period of last year.» more

James Jones extending log yard in Lockerbie

19.11.2020 − James Jones & Sons is currently extending the existing log yard of Lockerbie Mill 1 sawmill in Stevens Croft by four acres (equivalent to 1.6 ha). » more

Moelven invests NOK170m in wood impregnation

16.11.2020 − Against the background of increased sales of impregnated wood products, Moelven recently decided to invest NOK170m into the construction of an impregnation system at Moelven Soknabruk.» more

Finland: production still below level of preceding year

12.11.2020 − After recording -22.8% in the first and -8.0% in the second quarter, Finnish production of softwood lumber also remained below the preceding year’s figure in the third quarter. » more

Sawmill 25 group boosts sawnwood production by 4 %

10.11.2020 − At 554,000 m³, the three sawmills of the northern Russian Sawmill 25 group cut roughly as much roundwood in the third quarter of 2020 as they did a year earlier. » more

Holmen investing SEK70m in raising kiln capacity

09.11.2020 − Holmen is enlarging the annual kiln capacity of the Iggesund sawmilling facility from the present 400,000 m³ to 500,000 m³ of sawn softwood in future. » more

Spanish imports of oak lumber decrease

09.11.2020 − Spanish imports of oak lumber continued to decrease in the second quarter, following the decline recorded in the first quarter. » more

Spanish lumber imports continue to decrease

06.11.2020 − In the second quarter, Spanish imports of softwood lumber decreased by 29% vis à vis the preceding year to 186,252m³. » more

Sawnwood prices in USA lower again for seasonal reasons

05.11.2020 − After the lateral movement in prices for spruce-fir-pine (SPF) assortments, a marked downward adjustment occurred in prices on the US sawn-softwood market until the end of October.» more

Cedar now to resume sawmill construction in Croatia

04.11.2020 − The Croatian hardwood sawmill Cedar can now resume construction work on its new sawmill after a delay of over a year. » more

Extended delivery periods for sawn softwood to UK

02.11.2020 − Extended delivery periods for sawn softwood and value-added wood products can be expected in the UK in the next few months, too. » more

North America: lumber production down 8% on 2019

02.11.2020 − During the second quarter, Canada and the USA produced a combined volume of approximately 33.377m m³ softwood lumber - 8.2% less than in the comparative period of the preceding year. » more

Stora Enso’s wood-product sales volume down 9.6%

30.10.2020 − During the course of the third quarter, the “Wood products” division of Stora Enso sold a total of 1.071m m³ of wood products, roughly 9.6 % less than in the same quarter of last year.» more

CEMAC ministers recommend ban on log exports

29.10.2020 − The forest and environment ministers of the states of Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroun, Republic of the Congo (Brazzaville), Chad, and Central African Republic have recommended halting roundwood exports.» more

Stora Enso investing €10m in Uimaharju sawmill by 2022

27.10.2020 − Stora Enso is planning to invest a total of around €10m in updating its Uimaharju sawmill in Joensuu in the coming three years.» more

Poland: roundwood sales to remain above 40m m³

27.10.2020 − For 2021 the Polish state forestry administration Lasy Panstwowe is planning to sell a total of 40.190m m³ roundwood.» more

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