Roundwood/Sawnwood

EOS expects sawn softwood production to increase

21.06.2018 − The European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) expects sawn softwood production in the 13 member countries to increase by 1.3 % to around 85.5m m³ in the current year.» more

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ESSVP has acquired a majority stake in HIT

21.06.2018 − Effective June 18, European Special Situations Venture Partners IV (ESSVP IV) acquired a majority stake in Holzindustrie Torgau GmbH & Co. KG (HIT).» more

Demand for sawn softwood remains satisfactory

19.06.2018 − The sawn softwood production of most European sawmills are currently at a high level due to the increased demand for structural timber in Europe and continuing brisk demand in the USA and China.» more

German softwood log imports slightly higher than last year

18.06.2018 − With a total of 1.106 million m³, German softwood log imports in the first three months were 1% higher than in the previous year.» more

Binderholz doubles capacity at Baruth sawmill

18.06.2018 − The Austrian company Binderholz wants to considerably expand the cutting, sorting and drying capacities at the Baruth site in Brandenburg by 2020.» more

Hardly any growth in Russian exports to China in Q1

18.06.2018 − Russia’s softwood-timber exports to China in the first quarter were only slightly higher than a year earlier at 3.519m m³. » more

Heinola delivers two HFB dryers to Polish Ikea plant

15.06.2018 − Ikea Industry Poland recently ordered two two-zone HFB continuous dryers from Finnish Heinola Sawmill Machinery for the Stalowa Wola sawmill site. » more

Hasslacher wants to expand Malaya Vishera site

14.06.2018 − Austrian Hasslacher Group wants to expand the plant of its Russian subsidiary Hasslacher Les in Malaya Vishera by a glulam plant and significantly increase the capacity of the sawmill there. » more

Mercer Timber investing another €37.5m in Friesau

14.06.2018 − The production capacity of the sawmill of Mercer Timber Products GmbH (MTP) is to be raised by 200m bdft by means of an expansion investment project to 750m bdft per year at full-load operation in future. » more

Metsä Fiber sells sawmill Eskola to Ha-Sa

14.06.2018 − The Metsä Fiber division of the Finnish Metsä Group will sell the Eskola sawmill to the Finnish sawmill company Ha-Sa.» more

Belarusian exports clearly increased by 78%

13.06.2018 − In the first quarter exports of Belarusian softwood lumber increased by 78% to 802,426m³ vis à vis the comparative quarter last year. » more

Experts to develop long-term plan in Bialowieza forest

11.06.2018 − Polish environment minister Henryk Kowalczyk has appointed an expert team which is to develop a long-term plan for the Puszcza Bialowieska forestry area in east Poland. » more

Derome takes over another sawmilling company

08.06.2018 − By taking over Maa Såg, the Swedish Derome group now operates five sawmills in its “Timber” division. » more

Decline in German softwood lumber exports

06.06.2018 − At a total of some 1.351m m³, the volume of rough-sawn softwood lumber exported by the German sawmill industry in the first three months declined by 5% vis à vis the preceding year. » more

British softwood lumber imports fall to below 1.5m m³

04.06.2018 − British imports of rough-sawn and planed softwood lumber decreased by 10% in the first quarter vis à vis the comparative quarter of the preceding year to 1.486m m³.» more

China implements provisions on imports of US logs

01.06.2018 − Roundwood deliveries from the USA to China have been seriously disrupted over recent weeks following increasing controls of roundwood imports from the USA by Chinese customs authorities.» more

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