Archives: April 2024

Wood prices fall sharply in April – German forest owners sound the alarm

Wood prices in Germany are falling in April. The reason: supply exceeds demand. For various reasons. In addition, the current [...]
April 24, 2024 Latest Trends

N. American sawmill capacity dragged down by low demand, closures and shift reductions

In 2023, North America's net sawmill capacity decreased by 2%, triggered by diminishing lumber demand and past overproduction issues [...]
April 24, 2024 Latest Trends

Sweden: Reduced sales of glulam in Jan.-March 2024

Sales of glued laminated timber (glulam) have decreased by 23 percent during the first three months of the year compared [...]
April 24, 2024 Latest Trends

HS Timber Group officially starts operations at Acon Timber sawmill in Argentina

On April 19, Acon Timber, HS Timber Group’s sawmill in Gobernador Virasoro, in the Argentinian province of Corrientes, was [...]
April 24, 2024 Latest Trends

Finland: Log prices on the rise in March 2024

In standing sales in March, the real prices of softwood logs in Finland rose by almost three percent from February [...]
April 24, 2024 Latest Trends

Estonian wood exporters worried about Sweden’s weak krona

Estonian wood product exporters are concerned about the weak Swedish krona and selling their products on the market. Additionally, the [...]
April 23, 2024 Latest Trends

Pfeifer Group optimising facilities in response to weak market demand

European sawmilling giant Pfeifer Group has optimized its manufacturing processes in response to a difficult construction products market in Europe [...]
April 23, 2024 Latest Trends

European parquet market reached the bottom expected to stabilise

The European parquet market could have reached the bottom and slowly start to stabilise. The Board of Directors of the [...]
April 23, 2024 Latest Trends

Ponsse expects weaker operating profit in 2024

Ponsse cuts its guidance for 2024. The company's operating profit in Euro is estimated to be slightly weaker than [...]
April 23, 2024 Latest Trends

Finland: No further strike action for the time being

On Thursday morning, the Finnish Employers' Association SAK's board discussed the current labor market situation and the decisions on [...]
April 23, 2024 Latest Trends