the timber network


  • Sawmilling
  • February 09, 2016 12:23

Södra has sold SödraSmart technology to Smartax AB

Södra has sold production technology of wall systems SödraSmart to Smartax AB. Smartax AB takes over the production and sale of SödraSmart from March 1, 2016. Smartax will continue working on developing SödraSmart to meet market needs... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 08, 2016 16:01

Russian softwood lumber prices decreased by 22% in 2015

In 2015, sales of softwood lumber from Russia to foreign markets increased by 5% to 22.4 million m3. However, sales volume in value terms fell by $753 million to ... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 08, 2016 15:32

HIT Torgau ends manufacturing agreement with German Pellets

On February 5th, the German wood processing company HIT Torgau has ended the supply contract with German Pellets. The reason, as HIT managing director Günther Hilmer stated, is the delay in payments... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • February 08, 2016 10:24

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 5, 2016

Solid carryover from last week’s more active finish extended order files and lifted framing lumber prices — some sharply. Many traders noted their most active week of early 2016; they covered near-term needs, and mills extended order files into mid- to late February. But some buyers held back, based on adequate inventories or on a sense of caution about the market’s near-term course. Even so, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $4, to $309... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 08, 2016 09:12

European tropical log imports on the way up again

European imports of tropical logs gained ground in the first eleven months of last year, rising 14% to 158,954 cu.m.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 05, 2016 14:05

Consistent growth in tropical sawn wood imports across the EU

All the largest EU markets imported more tropical sawn wood in the first eleven months of 2015 compared to the previous year. Growth rates were quite evenly spread, ranging between +7% and +12%... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 05, 2016 13:05

Lumber productions in Canada dips in November

Canadian sawmill produced 5 584.7 thousand cubic metresof lumber in November 2015, a decrease of 1.7% as compared to October. As compared to November 2014, lumber production increased by 15.5%... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 05, 2016 10:34

UPM installed a new log sorting line at its Seikku sawmill

UPM's new high capacity log sorting line in Seikku sawmill in Pori is now in full operation. The new investment improves the overall production efficiency of the sawmill significantly because the previous bottle neck is completely renewed... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • February 05, 2016 09:13

Canada signed the TPP-a move that could boost forest products exports

Canada's International trade minister Chrystia Freeland yesterday signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in a ceremony in New Zealand... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • February 05, 2016 09:02

Trade of logs in Baltic Sea region fell in 2015 due to lower demand in Finland and Sweden

After reaching a record high in 2014, log trade in the Baltic Sea fell by 10% in 2015. Most of the decline was that of softwood pulplogs, while trade of sawlogs actually increased to reach its highest level since 2007... [more...]

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