Archives: October 2020

Why is there a timber industry crisis in Ireland?

In order for the companies of the timber industry in Ireland to continue to work, the country will buy timber [...]

Steady recovery in European plywood imports from China

In terms of plywood supply to Europe the major concern early on in the pandemic was China.    [...]

US sawmills see profits move to the highest levels in at least 15 years

Record high lumber prices in the US, stable income for residual chips, and slightly lower costs for sawlogs moved 2Q [...]

Global housing markets expected to face a tough 2021

    Most major housing markets won’t keep up with consumer price inflation in 2021 and are [...]

EU plywood trade recovers, but Covid-19 to slice 10-20% of 2020 profits

It’s still too early to say for sure, but it’s variously estimated by European plywood importers and distributors [...]

Top 10 German and Austrian hardwood sawmills

    Cutting in those German hardwood sawmills which reported their volumes amounted to 1.574 million m [...]

Russia: Putin requests ban on unprocessed timber from 2022

    Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to stop uncontrolled export of untreated timber following a [...]

New Zealand log exporters optimistic as demand in China is strong

Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong with many mills operating extra shifts to increase [...]

German hardwood industry severely affected by the corona crisis

    Every year in Germany, specialists in the hardwood sector meet at the beginning of September for [...]

German Ziegler Group to build a 200,000 t/yr pellet plant

The Ziegler Group is building a pellet plant in the Döllnitz industrial area at the Pressath location, which, with [...]