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Archives: July 2020

Vietnamese wood products exports recover with a 10% yoy growth in June

Vietnam earned nearly 5 billion U.S. dollars from exporting wood and wood-based products in the first half of [...]

The climate is putting European forests under sustained pressure, study says

No year since weather records began was as hot and dry as 2018. A first comprehensive analysis of the consequences [...]

Holmen to become a player in the CLT industry with the acquisition of Martinsons

On Thursday, July 16, Holmen announced the news that the Group has signed an agreement to acquire the family-owned [...]

German spruce lumber puts pressure on Finnish and Russian supplies to China

After February, a large volume of German spruce lumber was reported at the Chinese ports, with imports reaching approximately 340 [...]

Canada log export to Japan plunge, possible TPP violation

Log exports from Canada to Japan have dropped in recent months despite a side deal to the Trans-Pacific Partnership [...]

Södra adjusts timber prices

Södra adjusts the price for pulpwood, fuel wood and small diameter timber.  The supply of pulpwood and [...]

West African tropical timber exports driven down by pandemic

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has adversely affected West Africa’s export markets, imports, foreign investment, tourism and remittances [...]

Germany: Falling pellet prices this summer

As expected, the second half of the year starts with low summer prices for wood pellets in Germany. The price [...]

Norra Skog to close sawmill in Sweden

On Friday, July 10, the last log at the Östavall sawmill in Ånge municipality, Sweden has been sawn.   [...]

SmartLam opens new facility; quadruples CLT production

SmartLam, the first commercial manufacturers of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the U.S., has officially opened its new production [...]