Sawmilling

Finland: Softwood lumber to China collapse in 2018

    The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world dropped by -6% during January - December 2018, as [...]

Canfor completes acquisition of 70% of the Swedish Vida Group

Canfor has completed its purchase of 70% of the Vida Group. The Vida Group is Sweden’s largest privately-owned [...]

US lumber prices fall at the beginning of March

Weather conditions continued to thwart the US softwood lumber trading. Buyers and sellers in US acknowledged that they were tiring [...]

Italy: Production of woodworking machinery up by 9.5% in 2018

All economic variables analyzed by the Studies office of Acimall,  the Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association, indicate that [...]

EU imports of wood products rise by 5.1% in 2018

The total value of EU imports of wood products was 19.44 billion euro in 2018, 5.1% more than [...]

SCA boosts capacity at Tunadal Sawmill

SCA is applying for a new environmental permit for the Tunadal Sawmill. Instead of the currently permitted maximum of 600 [...]

Stora Enso plans lay-offs in Finland, oversupply in the sawn timber market blamed

Stora Enso prepares for temporary lay-offs in its Wood Products division in Finland. The provisional lay-off plans concern [...]

Finland: Pine and spruce logs prices rise at the beginning of the year

In January 2019, the Finnish pine log stumpage price came up to EUR 60.0 per m3, and the spruce [...]

Bergs Timber to cease operations at two sawmills in Sweden and Estonia

Bergs Timber made a review of all production facilities during the autumn and as a result, the Board has decided [...]

Russian softwood lumber exports to China have doubled in the past four years

    Russia’s softwood lumber production and exports have risen dramatically in recent years. Russian softwood lumber [...]