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Sharp rise in UK softwood timber imports

Seven months into 2021 and volumes of timber and panels imported by the UK were nearly 2 million m³ higher than the first seven months of 2020...... [more...]

Strong demand continues to push North American lumber prices up

Similar to this time last year, when lumber prices started rising to reach what was then the all-time historical high, solid wood construction materials prices have been ticking up in the past few weeks. ..... [more...]

Koskisen to build Euro 48 million sawmill in Finland

Koskisen will carry out an investment in Kärkölä, Finland, worth Euro 48 million, with production scheduled to start up in summer 2023....... [more...]

World BioEconomy Forum this time hybrid in Brazil

This year's edition of the World BioEconomy Forum will take place from October 18-20 in Belem, Brazil, as well as online. This time, the international platform for everything to do with the bioeconomy will address social, financial and political framework conditions and requirements... [more...]

Study shows the status and development potential of the bioeconomy in Europe

Jukka Kantola, founder and president of the World BioEconomy Forum, gave a lecture on biorefineries and new organic products in Europe at the Wood Industry Summit digital. The industry expert and front man of an active network of bioeconomists explained to the audience... [more...]

West Fraser to agree Angelina Forest Products mill

West Fraser Timber has agreed to acquire the Angelina Forest Products lumber mill in Lufkin, Texas, for US$300 million...... [more...]

EU Commission carries out unannounced searches at pulp manufacturers

The EU Commission suspects that various pulp manufacturers have violated EU antitrust regulations.... [more...]

Jordan expands sales area in the Netherlands

On October 6, 2021, W. & L. Jordan integrated the Dutch wholesaler Viehoff Fournituren BV into the Jordan Group with retroactive effect from January 1, 2021. ... [more...]

Binderholz plans take over of BSW Timber

The Binderholz Group, based in Fügen, Tyrol, is planning to purchase the British BSW Timber Ltd. based in Earlston, Scotland. After the closing, which is expected to take place this year...... [more...]

Sweden: Expected high gross felling this year

The Swedish gross felling in 2020 amounted to just over 93 million cubic meters standing volume according to previously published preliminary statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency....... [more...]

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Special Reports

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ISC: Many market uncertainties but softwood demand will not stop

It has been another extraordinary year in the softwood market since the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held completely online for the first time in 2020. On October 14th 2021 the 69th edition went hybrid – welcoming 200 participants in Helsinki and further 100 online... [ more...]

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CLT capacities and product innovations worldwide are far from over

At the Ligna Forum Digital, four industry experts discussed the prospects for CLT production and discussed the potential in technology, product development and sales markets for the increasingly popular wooden building elements. 3.5 million m3 / yr of CLT capacity is currently available globally and it will soon be possible to produce 5 million m3 / yr with 130 production lines worldwide... [ more...]

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U.S. lumber prices on the rise again

Lumber futures have hit $628 per thousand board feet (mbf), the Wall Street Journal has reported. Prices are now up nearly 40% since late August and are almost as high as their pre-pandemic levels...... [ more...]

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