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Archives: August 2020

Closure of paper mill shifts focus on condition of Finland’s forestry sector

The operating conditions of the forest industry in Finland came into focus on Thursday as Finnish forestry giant UPM elaborated [...]

Sweden: Strong demand and rising prices for the sawmill industry

The recent strengthening of the Swedish krona and the ongoing pandemic are two factors that have changed the conditions in [...]

SCA invests in pulp production, discontinues publication paper

SCA intends to invest SEK 1.45 billion ( EUR 140.7 million) in the production of chemically pre-treated thermo [...]

Siempelkamp to install new forming and press line at Kastamonu’s plant in Turkey

Kastamonu Entegre and Siempelkamp announce assembly work on the new forming and press line with the 7'-x-37.1 [...]

European wood exports to China: is train an alternative to ship?

China's rail freight traffic to Europe rose sharply during the coronavirus pandemic, mainly due to the higher freight costs [...]

Canada calls for elimination of U.S. lumber duties after WTO ruling

Ottawa is calling on the U.S. to remove its countervailing duties on softwood lumber from Canada after a World [...]

German softwood logs exports to China doubled in the first half

In the first half of 2020, Germany exported almost half more softwood logs than in the same period of the [...]

Sweden: Downward trend in roundwood prices continues in Q2/2020

The second quarter of 2020 shows dropping sawlog prices in Sweden on a yearly basis. Pine sawlogs are cheaper by [...]

WTO decision on softwood lumber cheered by Canada, denounced in US

The United States inappropriately applied countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber, according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement [...]

New Zealand increases in log prices to China cancelled out by higher shipping costs

Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong while the longer-term forecasts are uncertain. New [...]