Roundwood/Sawnwood

Belarusian exports increased by 51 % year-on-year

21.08.2018 − Belarusian exports of sawn softwood increased by 51 % to 858,574 m³ in the second quarter. » more

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Turnaround in Chilean lumber export development

21.08.2018 − In the second quarter, Chile exported 656,988m³ radiata pine lumber at a value of €154.3m. In terms of volume and value this corresponds to an increase of 12% and 25% respectively.» more

German sawnwood exports below previous year's level

20.08.2018 − German exports of rough sawn softwood in the second quarter were also down on the figure for the same quarter of the previous year. » more

Belarus has produced 19% more sawn timber

20.08.2018 − In Belarus, sawn timber production increased by 19% to 3.274m m³ in 2017 compared to the previous year. » more

Vida more than doubles EBIT in the first half of the year

17.08.2018 − Higher production and sales figures as well as higher sales prices on the sawn timber markets and favorable exchange rates resulted in increased sales and earnings at Swedish Vida group in the first half.» more

Results of Holmen Wood Products quadruple

16.08.2018 − The operating result of the Wood Products business unit within the Swedish Holmen Group almost quadrupled to SEK77m in the second quarter compared with the same period last year. » more

Interfor: Investment of US$240m in three sawmills

16.08.2018 − From 2019 to 2021 Canadian Interfor is to invest a total of some US$240m in the modernisation of three sawmills in the south of the USA. » more

In the second quarter, logging in Finland grew by 27%

15.08.2018 − After a decline of around 1.6% in the first quarter, logging in Finland in the second quarter was 26.9% higher than in the same quarter of the previous year at a total of 14.831m m³. » more

Groupe Lebel acquires the sawn timber division of Maibec

14.08.2018 − Through its subsidiary Bois Daaquam, the Canadian Groupe Lebel takes over the lumber division of Maibec, which consists of two sawmills. » more

Mercer Timber has significantly increased production

14.08.2018 − With a total of 112.0m bdft, Mercer Timber Products (MTP) increased sawn timber production in the second quarter by around 66% year-on-year. » more

Norway: Record prices for spruce sawlogs

13.08.2018 − In Norway, the increase in the price of spruce sawlogs observed since mid-2016 continued in the second quarter of the current year. » more

Kraslesinvest modernizes roundwood sorting system

13.08.2018 − For the current year, the company plans to increase the cutting by around one third compared to the previous year.» more

Peak of roundwood logging reduction exceeded

10.08.2018 − In Sweden, it is assumed that the peak of the reduction in logging caused by the risk of forest fires has been exceeded. » more

Infrastructure agreement signed for Slovenian BSW plant

09.08.2018 − On 26 July, representatives of the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure and of the Municipality signed an agreement to build a direct road connection for the sawmill planned by BSW Timber at Gomilsko.» more

Decrease in Latvian sawn timber exports intensifies

09.08.2018 − Latvian exports of sawn and planed sawn softwood fell by 15 % to 603,000 m³ in the first quarter worth € 127.3 million (-8 %).» more

British sawn softwood production reaches record level

08.08.2018 − The production of sawn softwood by British sawmills increased by 3% to 3.728m m³ in 2017 compared to the previous year.» more

Czech Republic: Roundwood prices down by up to 13%

07.08.2018 − In the Czech Republic, prices for softwood logs in the second quarter of 2018 were up to 13 % lower than in the previous first quarter. » more

US sawn softwood imports grew by 6% year-on-year

06.08.2018 − During the second quarter, the USA imported a total of 9.659m m³ of sawn softwood, around 6% more than in the same period last year. » more

Significant price correction on the US softwood market

02.08.2018 − Starting from the record level at the beginning of June, prices for 2x4 assortments on the US softwood market fell by US$130/1,000 bdft or just under 20% by the end of July.» more

Södra has imposed total ban on felling

01.08.2018 − Swedish Södra announced yesterday that logging of the entire forest area of its members has been suspended until further notice.» more

AKD wants to take over further sawmill assets from CHH

31.07.2018 − The Australian forestry and sawmill company Associated Kiln Driers (AKD) has reached an agreement with Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) to acquire Carter Holt Harvey Timber Pty (CHHT). The company combines CHH's lumber...» more

Forest fires have so far caused SEK900m damage

31.07.2018 − According to the National Civil Protection Authority (MSB), around 25,000 hectares of forest had already been destroyed by fire in Sweden by mid-July in 2018. » more

Finland: Rising prices and higher timber turnover

31.07.2018 − After a rather restrained start to the year, the volume of logs handled in Finland increased significantly again by the middle of the year. » more

Ukraine to respond with raids and more stringent controls

30.07.2018 − Shortly after the publication of the report by Earthsight on possible illegal activities in timber exports, the Ukrainian authorities are to react with more stringent constrols.» more

SCA Wood: Sales volumes of sawn timber fell slightly

27.07.2018 − Sales of sawn timber by the "Wood" division within the Swedish company Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) in the second quarter fell just short of the previous year's figure at 697,000 m³.» more

Polish sawmills have increased production by 7%

27.07.2018 − In the first six months, Polish sawmills produced almost 1.7m m³ of sawn timber, an increase of 7% over the same period last year. » more

Rougier has sold African companies to Sodinaf

26.07.2018 − French Rougier group has sold subsidiaries in Cameroon and the Central African Republic to Société de distribution nouvelle d'Afrique (Sodinaf). » more

Strong growth in earnings at Stora Enso Wood Products

20.07.2018 − In the second quarter, the earnings figures of Stora Enso's "Wood Products" division improved significantly compared with the same quarter of the previous year. » more

Russian production stable at previous year's level

19.07.2018 − In the first six months of the current year, Russian sawmills produced around 12.6m m³ of sawnwood.» more

Earthsight presents report on Ukrainian timber industry

17.07.2018 − On 14 July, the environmental protection organisation Earthsight presented a report on alleged maladministration in the Ukrainian forestry and timber industry.» more