Labe Wood to commence cutting at end of February

20.02.2020 − The industrial-scale sawmill of Labe Wood will commence trial operation at the end of February. » more


EU Court of Arbitration to judge on Ukraine export ban

20.02.2020 − On 28 January, the European Union (EU) used the Court of Arbitration on account of the Ukraine’s ban on roundwood exports. » more

UK: Scarcely any increase in demand for sawn softwood

18.02.2020 − In the UK, demand for so-called homegrown timber produced in the UK and imported sawn softwood had only risen insignificantly by the beginning of February.» more

No significant upswing in demand in North Africa yet

17.02.2020 − The levels of activity on the markets of North Africa and the Middle East are low in the early weeks of the new year from the perspective of central European shippers. » more

Poland: lumber production records a decrease of 4%

14.02.2020 − Softwood lumber production of Polish sawmills decreased by 4% in the fourth quarter vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 696,000m³.» more

8 % fewer wood products sold by Stora Enso in Q4

13.02.2020 − The Wood Products division of Stora Enso sold approximately 1.149m m³ of sawnwood and wood products in the fourth quarter of last year, 7.9 % less than in the same quarter of the year before. » more

Russian transports to China suspended since 31 January

13.02.2020 − As a quarantine measure against the coronavirus, transport by road and rail from Russia to China has been barred since 31 January. » more

Pine cutting to be resumed at Braviken sawmill

11.02.2020 − Holmen will resumed pine cutting at its Braviken sawmill from mid-February. » more

US sawn-softwood imports from Europe up by 28 %

10.02.2020 − US imports of sawn softwood in the fourth quarter almost matched those of the same quarter of the previous year at 8.250m m³.» more

Spruce roundwood prices still under pressure in China

07.02.2020 − Shortly before the beginning of the holidays in China following Chinese New Year, selling prices were still under pressure for spruce roundwood from central Europe.» more

13.6 % increase in Russia’s sawnwood output in 2019

06.02.2020 − Russia’s output of sawnwood in 2019 was 13.6 % higher than a year earlier at 29.9m m³.» more

Sveaskog: Turnover decline due to lower prices and sales

06.02.2020 − In the fourth quarter the slowdown in economic activity in the areas of pulp and softwood lumber as well as a decrease in sales prices and volumes of roundwood sold led to a 4.3% decline in net turnover. » more

Further decay in prices for spruce sawlogs in Poland

05.02.2020 − In Poland, the prices for spruce sawlogs sold by the state forest administration Lasy Panstwowe through the Internet platform e-drewno were an average of 259 PLN/m³ ex forest road in December. » more

Schneider wants to build second facility in Meßkirch

03.02.2020 − Holzwerk Gebr. Schneider is likely to set up a second facility in Messkirch by the end of 2021. » more

Sawdust sales negatively impacted by slow pellet business

03.02.2020 − The two-way split still noticeable on the German sawmill-residue markets in November/December is gradually starting to fade again as 2020 gets underway. » more

Solomenskiy Lesozavod puts RuScan into operation

31.01.2020 − At the end of December, Russian Solomenskiy Lesozavod put the new RuScan 2.0 scanner, developed by Avtomatika Vektor into operation.» more

Angara Les has commissioned used HewSaw line

30.01.2020 − The Russian timber-industry company Angara Les has installed a used HewSaw R200SE sawmilling line, made by Veisto at its Kodinsk facility. » more

Further reductions in roundwood prices in Norway

29.01.2020 − The decay observed in Norwegian roundwood prices since March was still underway as last year came to an end. » more

Russia records 27% drop in exports of softwood logs

27.01.2020 − In the third quarter Russian softwood log exports decreased by 27% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.958m m³.» more

Resolute wants to take over three sawmills from Conifex

27.01.2020 − Resolute Forest Products (RFP) wants to take over three US sawmills of Conifex Timber for a total of 163m CAD plus approximately 7m CAD in operating capital. » more

Great Pacific fails to take full control of Canfor

24.01.2020 − On 16 December, Great Pacific Capital belonging to Jim Pattison Group, withdrew its offer for a full takeover of Canfor. » more

Finnish sawn-softwood output at previous year’s level

24.01.2020 − In the third quarter, exactly the same volume of sawnwood softwood was produced in Finland as in the year before at around 2.660m m³.» more

Most prices for whitewood suitable for planing rolled over

23.01.2020 − Scandinavian shippers’ negotiations with central European buyers on deliveries of spruce sawnwood for planing in the first quarter were comparatively protracted. » more

More sharp growth in planed-product exports to China

23.01.2020 − German planed-product exports to China in the third quarter were more than tripled against the previous year at 58,081. » more

Shipload with 65,471 m³ is heading for the USA

21.01.2020 − On 17 January, the "MS Saga Faith" left the Swedish port of Karlshamn for the USA with a total of 65,417 m³ of sawn softwood on board.» more

Reduced rate of decay registered in sawnwood prices

20.01.2020 − The majority of softwood sawmills have resumed cutting operations since the beginning of the second calendar week of 2020. » more

Felling in Norway exceeds 11m m³ for the fist time

17.01.2020 − In Norway, 11.107m m³ of round timber was harvested last year, around 1.4% more than in 2018.» more

Pölkky orders planing equipment from Weinig

17.01.2020 − At the end of October 2019, the Finnish sawmilling group Pölkky awarded a turn-key contract to Michael Weinig for building a new industrial planing works in Taivalkoski as announced in August.» more

Above-average growth in planed lumber production

16.01.2020 − In the third quarter German production of planed softwood lumber increased by 9.1% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.267m m³.» more

Austria: further significant rise in green timber prices

14.01.2020 − Due to unfavourable harvesting conditions, restrained felling of standing-timber as well as a slow-down in processing damaged wood, supplies of spruce sawlogs in Austria have tended to be below average.» more