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

Binderholz talks on 300m € project have failed

23.05.2020 − The talks conducted by Binderholz, on a location for a woodworking centre in the Polish municipality of Masuria have failed for the time being.» more

US sawn hardwood exports down 10 % by March

22.05.2020 − The agreement reached in December 2019 and implemented in February 2020 in the trade dispute between the USA and China is still scarcely reflected at all in the USA’s sawn hardwood exports.» more

Merger planned between Eco Log and Gremo

21.05.2020 − The two Swedish forest machine manufacturers Eco Log Sweden and Gremo want to merge.» more

Decay in roundwood prices continues in Norway

20.05.2020 − The decay noticeable in roundwood prices in Norway for a year now was still evident in March 2020.» more

Stocks of industrial wood remain very high in Sweden

19.05.2020 − The unusually high stocks of industrial wood in Sweden since the end of 2019 were unable to be run down by the end of the first quarter of 2020 either.» more

Strikes and shutdowns push WFP into the red

15.05.2020 − The Canadian timber and forestry group Western Forest Products (WFP) posted a net loss of Can$ -21.0 million for the first quarter, the fourth consecutive quarter.» more

Finland: Wood industry processed 3% less wood

15.05.2020 − The Finnish timber industry processed a total of 71.08 million m³ of roundwood in 2019, 3.4% less than in the previous year.» more

Bid Group closing down Canal Flats facility

15.05.2020 − The Canadian sawmill fitter BID Group of Companies (Bid Group) is permanently closing down its production facility in Canal Flats.» more

SCA Wood’s EBITDA down 68 % in first quarter 2020

15.05.2020 − Lower selling prices and a minor reduction in the volume of sawnwood sold by the “Wood” division of Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) in the first quarter led to a reduction in the key performance figures.» more

Microtec acquires scanner manufacturer Lucidyne

14.05.2020 − Italian Microtec has taken over US scanner manufacturer Lucidyne Technolgies.» more

Sweden exports up 17 % in first two months

14.05.2020 − Swedish companies exported a total of 2.437m m³ of sawn softwood and planed products in the first two months of this year, 17 % more than in the same period of last year. » more

Delays in shipment of meranti from Malaysia

14.05.2020 − Further delays have occurred in the shipment of meranti sawnwood and window scantlings from shippers in Malaysia.» more

Klausner Lumber One filed for Chapter 11

04.05.2020 − On April 30, Klausner Lumber One filed for Chapter 11 protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware.» more

Canfor extended losses in the first quarter

23.04.2020 − After Can$ -39.1 million in the fourth quarter, the Canadian Canfor reported a net loss of Can$ -70.0 million for the first quarter.» more

Finnish industry purchses less roundwood

22.04.2020 − In Finland, the quantities of roundwood purchased from the timber industry in the first quarter were 34 % below the figures for the previous year.» more

Sweden: Roundwood prices remain weak

22.04.2020 − In the first quarter, the average price of softwood logs in Sweden fell by 0.6% to 493 SEK/m³ compared to the fourth quarter of 2019.» more

Search for investors for Klausner USA has failed

17.04.2020 − The negotiations of a Central European sawmill group for the takeover of the Klausner Lumber One sawmills in Florida and Klausner Lumber Two in North Carolina have failed for the time being.» more

Bankruptcy proceedings over two Klausner companies

15.04.2020 − Bankruptcy proceedings were opened yesterday at the Innsbruck Regional Court against Klausner Nordamerika Beteiligungs GmbH and Klausner Trading International GmbH.» more

Canfor cuts lumber production by 100 million bdft

14.04.2020 − Due to the Corona crisis, Canfor of Canada reduces its sawn timber production by a further 100 million bdft in the period from April 13 to May 1.» more

Bergs Timber closing sawmill in Gransjö by autumn

09.04.2020 − Swedish Bergs Timber is closing the sawmill in Gransjö to concentrate sawnwood production on its facilities in Vimmerby, Mörlunda, and Orrefors.» more

Metsä Group to build 200m € sawmill in Rauma

08.04.2020 − Metsä Group will be commencing construction work on 750,000 m³ sawmill in Rauma in spring 2020.» more

Canfor cutting output in North America and Europe

07.04.2020 − On 27 March the Canadian Canfor announced extensive production cuts for its works in Canada, the USA, and Europe in connection with the corona crisis.» more

Derome Timber begins exporting to USA

07.04.2020 − The “Derome Timber” division of Derome despatched its first delivery of sawn softwood to the USA in mid-March 2020.» more

Norway: Roundwood prices have fallen further

06.04.2020 − In Norway, the average price of 384 nkr/m³ achieved in February across all roundwood assortments is now 14% below the previous year's level.» more

Sawmills plan increased use of short-time working

02.04.2020 − From calendar week 15 onwards, an increasing number of German sawmill companies are planning to send employees on short-time working. » more

Finland: Sawn timber production down sharply

01.04.2020 − During the fourth quarter of 2019, a total of 2.59 million m³ of sawn softwood was produced in Finland, 13.9% less than in the same quarter of the previous year.» more

Canfor reduces production in North America and Europe

27.03.2020 − In connection with the corona crisis, the Canadian company Canfor today announced far-reaching production cuts at its plants in Canada and the USA as well as in Europe.» more

Carl Götz and auric timber conclude exclusive agreement

24.03.2020 − At the end of February Carl Götz and Croatian oak sawmill auric timber concluded an exclusive sales agreement. » more