Archives: 2020

Production in the Russian timber industry could drop by 30%.

    The Russian construction industry may contract by almost 50% in 2021 and its revival will take [...]

UPM profit falls sharply in Q2/2020

Finnish forestry giant UPM reported a smaller-than-expected fall in quarterly profits, saying lockdowns hit paper demand and prices [...]

The Netherlands says that burning biomass is not sustainable

The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of [...]
August 13, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Wood Energy / Europe

EU pellet market unaffected by COVID-19

The European Union’s wood pellet market has been relatively unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic but cautions further market [...]
August 12, 2020 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Wood Energy / Europe

Largest German sawmills expected to rise production this year despite pandemic

    Last year, Germany’s biggest sawmills again raised their cutting volume. As to 2020, companies are [...]

BC forest industry faces wave of sawmills closures

Softwood lumber prices soared 75% in recent weeks – but that won’t bring closed mills back  As governments [...]

Russia plans to stimulate exports of wood pellets

The Russian government expects to reduce the amount of wood waste by stimulating exports of wood  pellets.    [...]

SCA to boost wood harvesting level by 1 million m3 per year

    SCA has confirmed a new harvesting plan which shows that the harvesting level in the own [...]

Stora Enso sees sharp drop in its Wood Products division

Stora Enso's Wood Products division sales decreased by 16% in the second quarter yoy, or by EUR 65 million [...]

Vietnamese wood and wood products exports recover in June

Vietnam earned nearly 5 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood and wood-based products in the first half of [...]