Latest Trends

VMG Lignum construction factory to start operations in Lithuania

VMG Group, one of the largest wood processing and furniture manufacturing groups in Central and Eastern Europe, together with Hanner [...]
February 13, 2024 Latest Trends

European beech and ash market trends in 2024

If there is a market that still challenges the current global economic lethargy, it is indeed that of ash. But [...]
February 13, 2024 Latest Trends

Estonia: Increase in softwood lumber prices expected in early 2024

The price of softwood lumber in Estonia is almost half cheaper compared to last year, but the producers have reduced [...]
February 8, 2024 Latest Trends

UK timber imports rallied during the second half of 2023

UK timber import statistics for November 2023 show the market continued to improve in 2023, relative to 2022, with total [...]
February 8, 2024 Latest Trends

India: Sawn timber demand is picking up; import prices on the rise

Red Sea disruption has increased Europe to India container freight rates, resulting in kiln died sawn timber prices increasing by [...]
February 8, 2024 Latest Trends

Metsä Group’s forest assets in Russia may be sold to VLP Group

Several potential buyers are negotiating the acquisition of enterprises that were previously part of the Finnish giant Metsä Group, Russian [...]
February 8, 2024 Latest Trends

Sweden’s wood price rally continues

In Sweden, wood buyers and brokers have alternately raised their purchase prices in recent weeks. Mellanskog, the forest owners [...]
February 7, 2024 Latest Trends

German sawmill industry concerned over the coming months

The mood in the German wood industry deteriorated slightly in January 2024. Although companies were more satisfied with the current [...]
February 7, 2024 Latest Trends

Tolko to temporarily reduce production at its Lakeview sawmill

In another setback for British Columbia's forestry sector, Tolko Industries will temporarily lay off approximately 60 workers at its [...]
February 7, 2024 Latest Trends

EUDR: New calls for fundamental revision

The fact that EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen promised farmers administrative simplifications at the EU summit in Brussels [...]
February 7, 2024 Latest Trends