US softwood lumber prices continue to rise

31.05.2018 − On 18 May - at an average US$647/1,000 bdft for the benchmark grade SPF 2x4 #2&Btr ex mill - the value increased for the seventh consecutive week to a new record price level. » more


Further decline in Chilean lumber exports

30.05.2018 − In the first quarter Chilean exports of rough-sawn radiata pine lumber decreased by 1% vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 652,132m³. » more

Walnut and white oak cause rise in US lumber exports

28.05.2018 − US exports of hardwood lumber continued to increase in both volume and value vis à vis the preceding year during the first quarter of 2018 according to calculations of the US Department of Agriculture.» more

Hasslacher group investing 30m € in Preding

25.05.2018 − Austrian Hasslacher group is now investing a total of 30m € or so in extending the facility of Hasslacher Preding Holzindustrie until the beginning of 2020. » more

Spain: Further decline in softwood lumber imports

24.05.2018 − Spanish imports of softwood lumber declined by 9% in the fourth quarter of 2017 vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 231,513m³.» more

USNR supplying band-saw line to Fiskarhedens Trävaru

23.05.2018 − US Natural Resources (USNR) is supplying a band-saw line to Swedish Fiskarhedens Trävaru. » more

Softwood timber prices so far largely stable in May

18.05.2018 − The upward trend observed softwood timber prices in the first four months of this year slowed for KD products, too, in the early weeks of May.» more

2x4 price up to almost 600 US$/1,000 bdft in USA

11.05.2018 − The price for the benchmark assortment of SPF 2x4 #2&Btr on the US softwood timber market is gradually approaching the 600 US$/1,000 bdft mark. » more

Russian timber production down slightly in Q1 2018

11.05.2018 − Russia’s timber output fell in the first three months by 1.3 % against the same period of last year to 5.9m m³. » more

Bergs Timber acquires four Norvik companies

07.05.2018 − Swedish Bergs Timber and its biggest single shareholder, Icelandic Norvik signed an agreement for the acquisition of a total of four production and trading facilities of Latvian Norvik Timber Industry (NTI).» more

Valutec Group receives three orders from Norway

07.05.2018 − Norwegian Bergene Holm, Gran Tre, and Kjeldstad Trelast have ordered several drying kilns and progressive kilns from Swedish Valutec Group. » more

Sveaskog’s log deliveries remained almost stable

04.05.2018 − At around 2.894m m³, Swedish Sveaskog sold 1.7 % fewer logs in the first quarter than at the time last year. » more

Timber production still rising in Finland

30.04.2018 − Finnish Pellervo Economic Research Institute (PTT) is expecting the Finnish output of softwood timber to rise by an estimated 4-5 % above the figure for 2017. » more

James Jones extending Aboyne at a cost of 5m £

29.04.2018 − British James Jones is investing 5m £ in a thorough modernisation of the Aboyne sawmilling facility in Aberdeenshire. » more

Softwood lumber production rises to over 18m m³

26.04.2018 − Production of softwood lumber in Germany increased by 8.2% to 4.393m m³ vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year in the fourth quarter of 2017.» more

Felling in Finland holding at higher level than last year

20.04.2018 − The increase noticeable in log prices for several months now is generating slightly higher felling activity than last year, too, in Finland. » more

Mellanskog raising industrial wood/softwood sawlog prices

19.04.2018 − In view of continuing heavy demand, Swedish Mellanskog has raised its list prices for industrial softwood and for softwood sawlogs with effect from the beginning of April. » more

ULK group agrees revolving line of credit of 9bn RUB

17.04.2018 − Northern Russian ULK group agreed a new revolving credit line of 9bn RUB (roughly equivalent to 135m €) with Alfa-Bank on 6 March; the credit facility has a term of seven years.» more

Bergs Timber boosts sales revenue by roughly 28 %

16.04.2018 − Swedish Bergs Timber recorded 28 % growth in sales revenue for the second quarter of its business year 2017/2018 (31 August) to 331.9m SEK. » more

Output in southern USA rising until end of 2019

13.04.2018 − The enlargement in sawmilling capacity in the southern states of the USA amounts to at least twelve projects involving a combined production capacity of around 2.52bn bdft per year.» more

Swedish sawmilling industry planning greater investment

11.04.2018 − As of February, investment expenditure of 1.825bn SEK is anticipated within the Swedish sawmilling and planing industry this year, roughly 6 % more than at the same time last year. » more

Beech roundwood exports to China up by one third

09.04.2018 − Whilst German exports of beech roundwood declined by a total of 8% to 165,748 m³ in the fourth quarter of 2017.» more

Russia supplied fewer softwood logs to China in 2017

06.04.2018 − Russian exports of softwood logs in the fourth quarter of 2017 were 4 % lower than the year before at 2.983m m³.» more

ATA Timber continues to enlarge Sandsjöfors sawmill

04.04.2018 − Swedish ATA Timber has announced further investment expenditure for the facility to the tune of 150m SEK. » more

2x4 price in USA decreased in March

03.04.2018 − The further growth observed in softwood timber prices on the US market since the end of December took a break in the first weeks of March. » more

3.52m m³ of beetle-damaged wood in Austria in 2017

03.04.2018 − Bark beetles created 3.52m m³ of damaged wood in Austria in 2017. This equates to an increase of 33 % against the 2.63m m³ of beetle-damaged wood recorded for 2016. » more

In 2017, Baltic sawmills increased lumber production

01.04.2018 − In 2017 sawmills in the Baltic region increased lumber production by comparison with the preceding year. » more

Hunt and Tolko to build sawmill in Louisiana by 2019

29.03.2018 − In collaboration with Canadian Tolko Industries US-American Hunt Forest Products intends to build a new sawmill in Urania, Louisiana. » more

7% more softwood timber exported by Russia in Q4

26.03.2018 − Russian exports of softwood timber in the fourth quarter of last year were 7% higher than a year earlier at 6.845m m³ with a 29% greater export value 1.766bn US$. » more

Mellanskog’s profit almost doubled in 2017

23.03.2018 − At a total of 40.4m SEK, Swedish Mellanskog recorded a near doubling of its operating result for its business year 2017. » more