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interzum 2023 turns the spotlight on green issues

interzum 2023, to take place in Cologne from 9 to 12 May 2023, will place even greater emphasis on key issues of the future, such as sustainability,... [more...]

Stora Enso to sell Hylte paper site in Sweden and discontinue sale of Anjala mill in Finland

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its paper production site in Hylte, Sweden and all its related assets to Sweden Timber, a Sweden-based sawmill and planing mill company. ... [more...]

Market Prices

Austria: Price index for sawdust changes direction in November 2022

The Austrian price index for sawdust changed direction in November 2022 after months of partly sharp increasing. After 890,60 points in October... [more...]

Sinclar Group to curtail operations at three sawmills in BC

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd. announced it is curtailing its lumber operations at Apollo Forest Products in Fort St. James, Lakeland Mills in Prince George, Canada... [more...]

Setra reports good results for FY 2022

Swedish forestry company Setra has announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full-year 2022. Summing up the results, Group CEO Katarina Levin said:... [more...]

British Columbia province launches new forestry program

Wood product manufacturers throughout the British Columbia province, Canada, will benefit from a new program to provide dedicated access to timber and accelerate the growth of value-added manufacturing, supporting innovation and creating jobs... [more...]

HS Timber to sell its pellet distribution company in Austria

HS Timber Group GmbH announces the sale of PelletsOne GmbH to RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG.... [more...]

German wood price index for wooden packaging developed differently in January 2023

The monthly price index for sawn timber and wood-based materials for wooden packaging and pallets showed different developments in January 2023 compared to the... [more...]

Tough time ahead for US homebuilders

According to experts interviewed by US News and World Report, several factors may make building a house or buying a new construction home more expensive – or harder to find – in 2023.... [more...]

Bergs' subsidiary Bitus to launch new range of wood protection

Bergs Timber's subsidiary Bitus has started production and sales of heat-treated wood. Heat-treated wood is an alternative wood protection and complements... [more...]

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Special Reports

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EU Council and Parliament strike provisional deal on deforestation-free products regulation

On 6 December, the European Council and the European Parliament agreed on the text of a regulation to minimise the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with products that are imported into or exported from the European Union.... [ more...]

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On the 28th of October, a successful International Hardwood conference was organised in Lyon by the French National Wood Federation (FB), the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) and the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF)...... [ more...]

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EU27 tropical wood imports come off the boil as recession fears mount

The most recent EU27 trade data to end July this year shows that imports of tropical wood and wood furniture products were still at historically high levels in the early summer months this year. However, imports were slowing from the peak reached in May.... [ more...]

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