Archives: February 2020

New Zealand: Sawmill start to close as overseas market subsidies inflate log prices

Sawmills in New Zealand find it hard to be profitable when overseas competitors can benefit from subsidies, the main timber [...]

Russian softwood logs exports collapse in 2019

    Russian softwood logs exports dropped by 27% in the third quarter of last year; with exports [...]
February 10, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Russia

Gelo Holzwerk to invest in a new sawmill in Germany

Gelo Holzwerk announced EUR 38.5 million greenfield investment in a completely new sawmill location at the Wunsiedel energy park [...]

Forest products included in the European Green Deal

Forest-based products and bioeconomy in the framework of the Green Deal is now an integrated part of the European [...]
February 10, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

Czechia Republic’s softwood forests ravaged by the bark beetle; 50% under threat

    With its largely softwood forests, the Czech Republic is one of the European countries most affected [...]

UK housing developers discontinue CLT for high residential units

    Swan is the latest housing developer to join the list of developers evaluating concrete and steel [...]

China plans to tackle the problem of illegal logging in a new forest law

In an encouraging move with the potential to create transformative market change, China recently amended its Forest Law to include [...]
February 7, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / China

Germany: Dramatic fall in softwood pulplog prices

  In Germany, softwood pulplog prices have experienced a dramatic decline the past year because of an oversupply of [...]

Sweden: Record batch of softwood lumber sent to the United States

    Last month, the ship MS Saga Faith, loaded with lumber in the amount of more than [...]

Segezha Group to acquire Finnish sawmill in Karelia

The Segezha Group has acquired Karelian Wood Company, a sawmill owned by Pin Arctic Oy in Kostomuksha in the Republic [...]