Roundwood/Sawnwood

Ladenburger can now cut 200,000 m³ more per annum

04.09.2020 − The two contracts for noise prevention formulated under the auspices of the district administration of Ostalbkreis and signed on 14 August enable Ladenburger to significantly increase its annual output.» more

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USA: Imports from Europe up 79 % on previous year

04.09.2020 − In July, the USA imported a total of 241,987 m³ of sawn softwood from Europe (EU27 incl. Great Britain), an increase of 79 % over the previous year.» more

UPM-Kymmene starts building biorefinery in Leuna

03.09.2020 − Construction of the biorefinery that the wood-industry company UPM-Kymmene is planning for Leuna in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, will begin before the end of the third quarter.» more

Japan: imports from Europe only slightly

03.09.2020 − At a total of 692,425m³, the volume of softwood lumber imported by Japan from Europe during the second quarter was just 1.4% less than in the comparative quarter of last year.» more

Investor for C&C Wood Products and Westside Logging

28.08.2020 − Quesnel Investment Corporation will take over insolvent Canadian sawmill C&C Wood Products and its subsidiary Westside Logging.» more

Sweden: pulpwood prices continue to decline

26.08.2020 − The decline in pulpwood prices, which has been evident in Sweden since the beginning of 2019, continued in the second quarter. » more

WTO calls US lumber import duties from unjustified

25.08.2020 − According to the World Trade Organization (WTO), the anti-dumping and countervailing duties levied by the USA on Canadian softwood lumber shipments in 2017 are unjustified.» more

Chilean sawn softwood exports decrease further

24.08.2020 − In the first quarter, Chilean exports of rough-sawn radiata pine lumber at a value of US$109.3m fell by 12% in volume to 573,303m³.» more

Binderholz to start US sawmill by the end of the year

24.08.2020 − After the successful auction of the Klausner Lumber One sawmill last Friday, the Austrian Binderholz Group expects the closing to take place in October.» more

Binderholz wins auction over Klausner Lumber One

21.08.2020 − In the auction of the assets of the Klausner Lumber One, which ended a few minutes ago, the Austrian company Binderholz prevailed. » more

Latvia: Roundwood exports down by 26

21.08.2020 − In the course of the first half of the year, Latvia exported a total of 1.449 million m³ of roundwood, which represents a decline of almost 26% compared to the previous year.» more

Binderholz increases bid for Klausner to US$ 30 million

20.08.2020 − The Austrian Binderholz Group has submitted an offer of US$ 30 million plus liabilities through Timber One Acquisition Holdings for the assets of the Klausner Lumber One sawmill.» more

USA: price increases continue unabated

20.08.2020 − At an average of US$ 746/1,000 bdft ex mill, the price for the leading Western SPF KD R/L 2x4 #2&Btr. on the US market at the end of last week reached its highest level since price surveys began.» more

Timber harvesting in Finland down 19% at mid-year

18.08.2020 − Following the 21.4% decline in timber harvesting in Finland during the first quarter, volumes of timber harvested in the second quarter also fell short of the preceding year’s figure, by 15.8%.» more

Latvia exports 16% less sawn softwood

18.08.2020 − After a minus of 11 % in the first quarter of 2020, Latvian softwood lumber exports declined even more sharply in the second quarter, falling by 16 % to 739,900 m³.» more

Claus Rodenberg plans further break bulk ships

17.08.2020 − Roundwood trading and forestry company Claus Rodenberg Waldkontor plans to send further break bulk shipments of spruce roundwood to China in the coming months.» more

Increase of 6% in SCA Wood lumber sales

15.08.2020 − In the second quarter at SEK143m, the EBIDTA in the wood business division of Swedish Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) was again below the preceding year’s result. » more

Sveaskog: lower roundwood prices burden results

14.08.2020 − Over the course of the second quarter Swedish Sveaskog, at 2.7m m³, was able to sell approximately 2 % more roundwood. » more

Mestä commences construction of Rauma sawmill

13.08.2020 − In the second quarter, Metsä Group gave the green light for construction of the new sawmill in Rauma. » more

Swedish exports continue to be higher than last year

13.08.2020 − Following the 17% increase in softwood lumber exports achieved in the first quarter, in April and May Swedish exports also continued to surpass the respective comparative figure of 2019. » more

Logging in Germany increased owing to higher damage

12.08.2020 − At a total of 68.21m m³, the volume of roundwood felled in Germany’s forests in 2019 was 6.0 % higher than a year earlier. » more

Baltic sawmills cutting still throttled

11.08.2020 − As in previous months, numerous Baltic sawmills were unable to expand their production capacities in July, due to a continued shortage of roundwood. » more

US sawmilling industry harmed by Canadian deliveries

10.08.2020 − The NAFTA arbitration panel now shares the view of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) at the DOC that Canadian deliveries of sawnwood to the USA harm the sawmilling industry.» more

USA: 2x4 price approaches US$600 mark

10.08.2020 − In mid-July, the average price for Western SPF KD R/L 2x4 #2&Btr. on the US softwood lumber market already surpassed the mark of US$500/1,000bdft ex mill for the first time since July 2018.» more

Belarus: more timber exports on new silk road

07.08.2020 − Belarusian export companies are increasingly taking advantage of the possibilities provided by the Chinese one belt, one road initiative (new silk road) regarding transportation of lumber to China. » more

Södra Wood: decline in results slackens off

07.08.2020 − In the second quarter operating profit of the wood business division of Södra plummeted by 47%, or SEK55m, to SEK62m. » more

Prices for spruce logs take a tumble in China

04.08.2020 − Spruce roundwood prices fell sharply in China in June.» more

Growth of 42 % in planed-product exports overseas

03.08.2020 − German exports of planed products to non-European countries in the first quarter were 42 % higher than in the same quarter of last year at 557,244 m³, increasing their share of the total exports to 76 %. » more

Stora Enso: EBITDA continues to decline

31.07.2020 − In the second quarter the wood products business division of Stora Enso sold approximately 1.174m m³ lumber and further processed wood products. » more

Minor reduction recorded in Russian sawnwood output

30.07.2020 − Russia’s output of sawnwood in June was 1.7 % lower than a year earlier at around 2.5m m³. » more