Forestry

Strong demand for logs in China due to busy construction season

Log inventory in China has increased about 300k m3 in the last month to around 4.6m m3, with congestion [...]

European lumber exporters expanding sales outside Europe

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving [...]

US lumber prices down 20% since September

Framing lumber prices in US peaked above $950 per thousand board feet in mid-September, according to Random Lengths, and [...]

Low impact of corona crisis on the Latvian sawmill industry

Log supply in Latvia hasn't suffered any changes since the 2nd quarter of 2020. Latvian State Forests (which owns [...]

Impact of corona crisis on the Austria’s sawmill industry

At the beginning of 2020 there was an undersupply of roundwood in Austria. The unlucky combination of high imports, an [...]

European Parliament launches forest strategy

    On October 7th, the EU Parliament launched the EU Forest Strategy from 2021 in a non [...]
October 26, 2020 Latest Trends / Forestry / ...Sawmilling / Europe

UPM to permanently close Kaipola mill in Finland

Employee consultations for UPM Communication Papers were concluded at the Jämsä River mills this week. The UPM Kaipola paper [...]

Covid-19 and damaged wood, two major challenges of the German sawmill industry

In the German economy, Corona has led to a severe slump. The gross domestic product (GDP) in the 2nd quarter [...]

Prices of roundwood under pressure in Estonia

Stilll under the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic and the price pressure of the bark beetle infestation in Central [...]

Vietnamese wood product exporters advised to take actions to optimise US market

Vietnam has enjoyed a surge in timber and wood product exports to the US this year, but businesses need to [...]