Pulp & Paper

Commission suspects UPM, Stora Enso and Metsä of cartel activities

The European Commission’s competition authorities began separate, unannounced inspections of the premises of Finnish forestry firms UPM and Stora [...]

Foundation stone of Metsä Group’s Kemi bioproduct mill laid

    The Kemi bioproduct mill project of Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is progressing according to [...]

Norway: Sharp rise in softwood log prices

The gradual increase in softwood prices in Norway since the second quarter of 2020 has continued into the second quarter [...]

Stora Enso joins consortium which promotes wood as building material

Finnish giant Stora Enso has become the 21st organisation to join the EU-funded Build-in-Wood consortium, which promotes [...]

Falling roundwood prices in Finland

Finnish spruce logs fetched an average of EUR 66.9 per cubic metre in standing sales in July. This was [...]

Russia: Winners and losers from the roundwood export ban

    In Russia, from January 1, 2022, a complete ban will be introduced on the export of [...]

Estonia: The price of logs expected to rise further this autumn

      High demand for wood has led to a sharp increase in prices in Estonia [...]

Czech softwood log prices on the rise

In the second quarter of 2021, the Czech softwood log prices continued their increase that started in the fourth quarter [...]

Estonia: Timber prices at unprecedented levels

Timber prices in Estonia have reached to unprecedented levels. Pine and spruce are particularly affected, as speculators hold on to [...]

Finland: Sharp rise in sawlog prices in May

Pine logs in Finland cost an average of EUR 64.6, and spruce logs EUR 68.2 per cubic metre [...]