Sawmilling

Wood has a good role in construction, EC says

On 4th March, the  EU Commission published  a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan, adopted [...]

New Zealand: Sawmill goes out of business due to high prices of logs exported to China

On February 27th and 28th, 2019, the European Pellets Conference which took place in Wels, Austria gathered around 660 participants [...]

US softwood lumber prices keep on falling

Winter kept a grip on many regions and key markets, but sales of framing lumber in US picked up in [...]

Changing trends in Eastern European wood imports

While there was some increase in imports by a few western European countries in 2018, eastern EU countries recorded much [...]

Global sawlog prices keep on rising in 2018

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Swanson Group to permanently close its Glendale sawmill

Swanson Group has announced that it will permanently close its Glendale, Oregon, sawmill, which has been operated by the Swanson [...]

Canada: Lumber production falls sharply as production curtailments rise

    The recent lumber curtailments of major Canadian lumber producers, announced back in the fall and winter [...]

High stocks and weak demand cause falling timber prices in China

Timber stock levels in Zhangjiagang markets remained high throughout 2018. In November, stocks of okan, a main species imported, reached [...]

UK’s share of total EU imports of timber products falling

    There are significant shifts on-going in destinations for EU imports of timber products. After emerging [...]

Estonian sawlogs continue to rise at the beginning of 2019

    Roundwood prices in Estonia rose further in January 2019 from an already high level reported throughout [...]