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James Latham acquires IJK Timber parent company

UK's timber distributor James Latham said that it has acquired the entire issued share capital of Sarcon and its IJK Timber subsidiary... ... [more...]

Finland increased roundwood trade by 21%

According to the Finnish Institute for Natural Resources (Luke), in September 2021, standing spruce logs in Finland cost an average of € 65.4 per m³, which is 1% less than in August...... [more...]

Ikea growing despite pandemic

Ingka Group announced strong Ikea retail sales of EUR 37.4 billion for the financial year 2021 (ended August 31), an increase of 6.3% compared to last year (EUR 35.2 billion in FY20)...... [more...]

Forestry

Germany: upward trend in spruce log price index weakened slightly

In August, the German producer price indices for spruce continued their upward trend, which had been ongoing since March, in some cases at a slightly weakened level. On average, the index rose by 4.5% compared to the previous month to a level of 88.4 points. B-qualities... [more...]

Stora Enso reports strong results for the third quarter

Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso has reported strong results for the third quarter (Q3) of this year (FY21), driven by higher prices and deliveries...... [more...]

Production in construction down by 1.3% in euro area and by 1.8% in EU

In August 2021 compared with July 2021, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector decreased by 1.3% in the euro area and by 1.8% in the EU..... [more...]

Furniture orders are coming back to China from Vietnam

It has been reported that Vietnam's lockdown, which was due to end on 15 September 2021, has been extended until the end of September 2021 ..... [more...]

Raute's 3Q net sales increased to in 3Q/2020

Raute's 3Q 2021 net sales amounted to Euro 37.9 million, compared to Euro 27.9 million in the 3Q 2020. Technology services’ share of total net sales, Euro 15, was exceptionally high, thanks to modernization projects...... [more...]

Central/West Africa: Slowdown in orders for okoume

No major price movements have been reported. Producers say overall demand is stable but still production is being disrupted by the continual rain...... [more...]

German pellet association expects pellet exports to decline steadily

At 861,000 t, in the third quarter of 2021 Germany again produced a quantity of wood pellets that had never been produced before within three months. The value means an increase of 1.3% compared to the previous quarter and 8.7% compared to the same period of the... [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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