Germany’s opportunities for woodchip exports decreased

27.07.2020 − Germany’s opportunities for supplying woodchips to its European neighbours fell sharply during the course of the second quarter.» more


Kurt Schuhmacher: first order from sawmilling industry

24.07.2020 − Kurt Schuhmacher whose activities in the wood sector are currently geared to assembly and conversion projects at wood-based panel manufacturers, wants to expand its operations into the sawmilling industry.» more

Spain imports 2% less softwood lumber

23.07.2020 − Spanish softwood lumber imports, valued at €40.0m, decreased by 2% in the first quarter of 2020 to 239,596m³.» more

Sawn softwood production raised by 6.4%

21.07.2020 − The output of rough-sawn softwood in Germany in the first quarter was 6.4 % higher than a year earlier at 4.783m m³.» more

Central European prices for Siberian larch rising

20.07.2020 − In the last few months, the volume larch sawnwood made in Siberia sold in central Europe has been noticeably higher than last year. » more

British imports down 23.8 % in first quarter

15.07.2020 − British imports of sawn softwood in the first quarter were 23.8 % lower than a year earlier at 1.346m m³.» more

Jartek to supply seven sorting lines for ULK sawmill

13.07.2020 − The northern Russian ULK group recently concluded a contract with Jartek Invest for supplying sawnwood sorting equipment for the industrial-scale sawmill planned for Karpogory. » more

Koskisen planning to build new sawmill in Järvelä

09.07.2020 − Koskisen wants to build a new sawmill at its company headquarters in Järvelä. » more

Russian sawn softwood exports to China down 13%

02.07.2020 − In the first quarter Russian exports of softwood lumber to China decreased by 13% vis à vis the preceding year to 3.679m m³. » more

Czech Republic: clearance of damaged wood up by 74%

01.07.2020 − In 2019, a total of approximately 27.910m m³ of damaged wood in the Czech Republic was caused by insects, representing an increase of 82% compared to the preceding year. » more

EOS: impact of corona crisis less severe than feared

30.06.2020 − The members of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) at the general meeting on 10 June believe the effects of the corona crisis on softwood sawmills have so far been less serious than feared.» more

Chilean exports of sawn radiata pine drop by one fifth

29.06.2020 − Chilean exporters sold 546,260m³ of rough-sawn radiata pine lumber at a value of US$109.4m in the fourth quarter. » more

US sawnwood output increased 5.2 % in first quarter

26.06.2020 − An estimated 9.160bn bdft of sawn softwood was produced in the USA in the first three months of this year, 5.2 % more than in the same period of last year. » more

Bergs Timber selling four sawmills in Sweden to Vida

25.06.2020 − On 17 June, Bergs Timber came to an agreement with Vida on the sale of the Swedish sawmills Vimmerby, Mörlunda, and Orrefors as well as the assets of the only recently closed Gransjö works. » more

Hasslacher Preding reopens sawmill after conversion

23.06.2020 − At the end of April, the sawmill of Hasslacher Preding Holzindustrie belonging to Austrian Hasslacher group reopened for business following the completion of a large part of the ongoing conversion work. » more

Finnish lumber exports plummet by a quarter

22.06.2020 − Finnish exports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber decreased by 24% to 1.784m m³ in the first quarter, compared to the previous year. » more

Sweden: exports of softwood lumber increase by 17%

19.06.2020 − Swedish producers of softwood and planed lumber were able to increase exports in all relevant sales regions during the first quarter. » more

USNR to supply machinery for Borwood sawmill

18.06.2020 − The Belarusian wood-industry company Borwood recently concluded a contract with the plant manufacturer USNR AB for delivery of a complete sawmill for the Bobruisk facility.» more

Russian sawnwood output reduced by 3.4 % in March

17.06.2020 − Russia’s sawnwood output in March was 3.4 % lower than a year earlier at approximately 2.6m m³. » more

Hamberger discontinuing sawn-hardwood production

15.06.2020 − Hamberger Flooring, belonging to Hamberger Industriewerke, is terminating sawn-hardwood production at the sawmill in Stephanskirchen. » more

Ilim Timber must reduce output in Wismar after fire

12.06.2020 − The fire at the sawmill of Ilim Nordic Timber belonging to Ilim Timber Europe in the night from 23 to 24 May 2020 is going to entail a shortfall in the sawmill’s output over the next few weeks. » more

Oak lumber imports continue to decline

09.06.2020 − In the fourth quarter Spain imported a volume of 10,451m³ oak lumber; this represents a 21% decrease vis à vis the comparative quarter of 2018. » more

Canfor set to close Isle Pierre sawmill too

08.06.2020 − Canfor is set to close the doors at its Isle Pierre sawmill near Prince George, British Columbia. » more

Springer lands contract for SCA’s Bollsta sawmill project

04.06.2020 − Springer has won an order to deliver a new dry sorting line for a sawmill in Bollsta planned by Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA). » more

Latvia’s roundwood exports a third less than in 2019

29.05.2020 − Latvia’s roundwood exports in March were 34 % less than in the same month of last year at 259,500 m³.» more

Stability restored to prices for sawn softwood in USA

29.05.2020 − Prices on the US sawn softwood market have stabilised again over the last few weeks.» more

Sawn timber and plywood production back to normal

28.05.2020 − The cutbacks in sawn timber and plywood production made by the Canadian West Fraser Timber in March/April were largely reversed by the end of May.» more

ISC will take place in digital format in 2020

27.05.2020 − The 68th International Softwood Conference (ISC), originally planned for 6-9 October in Helsinki, will be held in digital format in view of the corona crisis.» more

Foreign trade in sawn softwood below previous year

25.05.2020 − In the first three months of the current year, Germany has both imported and exported less sawn softwood lumber.» more

Sawmill convention rescheduled to November

23.05.2020 − The 2020 Raw-Material Summit/Sawmill Convention has been postponed again and is now scheduled to take place from 16 to 18 November.» more