Sawmilling

Outlook of the Finnish softwood lumber industry in 2020-21

Cooling of the Finnish economy could already be seen in autumn 2019. The Finnish economy has suffered seriously from the [...]

Södra to increase the price for spruce timber

The Swedish sawmill industry's demand for wood continues to increase despite the global economic situation being uncertain due to [...]

Outlook of the US softwood lumber market in 2020-21

   In 2021, softwood lumber mills will increase production to meet stronger expected demand.    Softwood lumber prices [...]

China’s sawnwood imports dropped sharply in H1/2020

   According to China Customs data, China imported 17 million cubic metres of sawnwood in the first half of [...]

Rising roundwood prices in Finland

    The average price for pine logs in Finland in September was 54.7 euros per cubic [...]

Estonian companies looking to buy sawn timber from Belarus

Timber processors in Estonia are looking into procuring sawn timber from Belarus. However, even though raw material is cheaper in [...]

EU tropical timber imports stronger than expected

Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US$1.98 [...]

Russia’s role as one of the world’s largest exporter of softwood log ended by export ban

   Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and could reach [...]

Sharp fall for UPM’s profits in Q3/2020

Finnish forestry product giant UPM reported a larger than anticipated drop in profits in its third quarter.    [...]

North American softwood lumber prices drop sharply, but remain high

    “What goes up must come down,” as the saying goes. Particularly when talking about markets. After [...]