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Archives: July 2019

Stora Enso plans major investments in its Wood products segment

Stora Enso has initiated feasibility studies for a possible cross laminated timber (CLT) unit in connection with its Ždírec [...]

Sharp rise in EU wood pellet production

With a production of about 16.9 mmt in 2018, about fifty percent of global production, the EU is the [...]

Canfor to further reduce production in BC

The curtailments will reduce Canfor’s annual production output by approximately 400 million board feet.  Canfor Corporation announced [...]

Africa a growth market for furniture

Several African countries have good potential to develop their furniture industry, both for expanding internal consumption and for export markets [...]

Malaysia: Plywood production threatened by declining log supplies and rising costs

The media in Sarawak recently highlighted the impact declining log production and rising production costs are having on the plywood [...]

Beetle logging in the Czech State Forests more than doubled in one year

+112% of beetle-infested wood in the 1H  In the first half of 2019, the number of bark [...]

Cheaper wood pellets in Germany

Wood pellets in Germany cost € 236.82 / t in June  The price of wood pellets in Germany fell [...]

Rising softwood lumber production for U.S. sawmills, while Canadian output drops sharply

Softwood lumber production by U.S. sawmills in the first four months of 2019 was 11.718 billion board ft [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices on the rise in Q2/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 472 SEK/m3 (EUR 44.92/m3), while spruce logs SEK 531/m3 [...]

Changing direction of investment flows in global furniture industry

The recent globalisation trend, which has been so much a feature of the industry and contributed to the rapid expansion [...]