Roundwood/Sawnwood

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

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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

Bark beetle damaged 5.5m m³ in the Czech Republic

16.07.2018 − Following an increase in the volume of Bark beetle damaged wood from about 2.0m m³ in 2016 to about 5.5m m³ in 2017, the Czech Republic is now threatened with the heaviest bark beetle calamity in history.» more

Conifex has completed sawmill takeover

13.07.2018 − Canadian timbere producer Conifex completed the acquisition of Suwannee Lumber Co. and Caddo River Forest Products LLC on July 9.» more

Setra Group increases operating result by 147 %

12.07.2018 − Following an increase of 179% in the first quarter, the Swedish Setra Group again posted a three-digit percentage increase in operating profit for the second quarter.» more

High risk of forest fire slows down logging in Sweden

10.07.2018 − The risk of forest fires, which has been high for weeks now, has led to a complete stop of logging in parts of Sweden.» more

Bergs Timber reports sales and earnings increases

09.07.2018 − The Swedish company Bergs Timber achieved significant increases in sales and earnings in the third quarter of fiscal 2017/2018.» more

German sawn softwood production increases by 2.8 %

06.07.2018 − During the first quarter of 2018, German sawmills produced a total of 4.412 million m³ of sawn coniferous lumber, around 2.8 % more than in the same period of the previous year.» more

Iisveden orders sorting plant from Heinola and Hekotek

06.07.2018 − The Finnish sawmill company Iisveden Metsä has ordered a lumber sorting plant from Heinola Sawmill Machinery and its Estonian sister company Hekotek.» more

Renholmen wins SEK 200 million contract from Setra

03.07.2018 − The Swedish Setra Group has awarded contracts for machinery and equipment worth Skr 200 million to plant manufacturer Renholmen.» more

Liljegren moves from Södra Wood to Bergs Timber

02.07.2018 − Following the takeover of a large part of the Latvian Norvik Timber Industry (NTI) by the Swedish company Bergs Timber at the end of April, Sampsa Auvinen, CEO of NTI since 2009, will leave the company.» more

Valutec Group enters North American market

29.06.2018 − With the delivery of two TC channel dryers to the US sawmill company Pleasant River Lumber, the Swedish Valutec Group concluded its first order with a North American customer a few days ago.» more

Slovak forestry administration to reduce exports by 19%

27.06.2018 − The Slovak State Forestry Administration Lesy SR plans to reduce roundwood exports by 19.3% to 80,000 m³ in the current year compared to the previous year. » more

EOS: Softwood consumption 2017 higher than expected

26.06.2018 − The consumption figures for sawn softwood determined by EOS for 2017 were revised upwards by around 1.3m m³ to 67.486m m³ compared to the original forecast of around 66.17m m³.» more

Marked price break on the US softwood market

26.06.2018 − In the current month of June, prices for SPF sawn softwood in the US market have so far fallen by around 11% or around US$73/1,000 bdft. » more

China has imported 64% more sawn softwood from Europe

25.06.2018 − With a total of 3.088 m m³, China imported 64% more softwood from Europe last year than in the previous year. » more