• Forestry
  • September 22, 2020 12:00

Sweden: Stock volumes of coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and chips decreased by 10%

Stocks of Sweden's coniferous sawlogs, pulpwood and chips are estimated to have reached 9.1 million cubic metres as of June 30, 2020. This is a decrease of 10% since the same date last year, according to statistics from the Swedish Forest Agency...... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • September 22, 2020 11:24

Where's the French oak market heading this autumn?

The first autumn auctions in France have just been launched by France's Natonal Forest Office (ONF) in a general uncertain political-economic climate. This lack of prospects also concerns the timber market in France. This is one of the conclusions to be drawn from the auction of September 8, 2020 which was not held in Beaune (Côte d'Or), as usual, but in Châtenoy-le-Royal (Saône-et-Loire) due to Covid-19. The entire auction therefore took place entirely online without the physical presence of buyers and observers in the auction room...... [more...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • September 21, 2020 12:42

N. American softwood lumber prices flatten as autumn comes on

Most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities could level off or even start dropping, and that’s exactly what has happened. Players and industry insiders say that supply is improving as sawmills are able to get more lumber production online, just as the usual seasonal drop in demand arrives.... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 21, 2020 10:56

The European Woodworking Industries are ready to match the EU increased ambition towards the 2030 Climate targets

The European Commission announced the plan to start an upward revision of the 2030 EU climate targets in order to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. According to the communication, all sectors of the EU economy will have to step up their efforts to reduce greenhouse gases emissions by 55% by the end of the current decade...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • September 21, 2020 10:37

UK market for African hardwoods “recovering well” after lockdown

The UK market for sawn hardwood has been recovering well following easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures from June onwards. However, there are significant problems on the supply side with COVID-19 contributing to reduced harvesting and mill operations and a significant reduction in freight capacity...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • September 21, 2020 09:56

China, the main buyer of Peruvian wood products throughout the year

China was the main buyer of Peruvian wood products throughout the year to August with purchases worth US$37.6 mil. while the second place was Mexico with at US$19.5 mil. says the Association of Exporters (Adex)...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 18, 2020 10:45

Komatsu Forest presents new forwarders

At the launch of its 2021 models, Komatsu Forest is presenting a number of forwarder announcements, including an upgraded Komatsu 845 and a brand-new thinning concept, Thinning Experts (TX), which includes the Komatsu 835TX and the new Komatsu 825TX. This will mean that Komatsu's entire forwarder range now boasts a fully upgraded design, a new 4-cylinder engine and a new control system. The Bogie Lift Advanced option will be available for all small forwarders and, moreover, MaxiFleet will gain several new features to simplify day-to-day forwarding work... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 18, 2020 10:31

Finland's forest industry exports drop 18% in the first half

In the first half year the exports value of the Finnish forest industry products totalled in real terms EUR 5.18 billion (deflated using wholesale price index)...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 17, 2020 14:19

Interfor to sell Gilchrist sawmill in Oregon

Interfor Corporation has reached an agreement to sell its specialty sawmill located in Gilchrist, Oregon to Neiman Enterprises Inc. The completion of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and is expected to close in the 4Q 2020...... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • September 17, 2020 12:20

Date and venue confirmed for WoodEX for Africa

Africa’s premier timber trade expo will be held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg from 29 June – 1 July 2021...... [more...]

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