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