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Archives: January 2021

West Fraser’s acquisition of Norbord approved by shareholders

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and Norbord Inc. jointly announced that the shareholders of each of West Fraser and Norbord [...]

BSW Timber is postponing sawmill plans in Slovenia

The British BSW Timber Group, the leading wood processing company in the United Kingdom, planned to build a large sawmill [...]

Finland: Rising roundwood prices in December 2020

Roundwood trade in Finland was very active in December, as recorded trade ended up to 4.2 million cubic metres [...]

New Zealand log export prices to China at high levels in January

Due to the current ban on all Australian softwood imports into the country, a monthly supply gap of about 400 [...]

Croatian wood industry continues to grow despite pandemic

The Croatian wood industry, more precisely companies operating within this wider sector, have done well despite the ongoing pandemic which [...]

Most North American softwood lumber stay flat

As mid-January 2021 came upon us, it seemed like supply and demand for softwood lumber and panel products reached [...]

Sweden: Softwood sawlog prices on the rise as demand from sawmills booms

In Central Sweden, state-owned Sveaskog raises the purchase price for softwood sawlogs from 18 January. The reason is continued [...]

European parquet market managed to remain flat in 2020 despite corona crisis

Based on information obtained from its member companies and national associations, FEP – the European Federation of the Parquet industry - estimates [...]

Gelo Timber starts operation at its new sawmill in Wunsiedel, Germany

Gelo Timber starts operation at its new sawmill in Wunsiedel, Germany, after only 11 months of erection time. In future [...]

HS Timber, Egger and Kronospan fined for organizing a wood cartel in Romania

The Austrian companies HS Timber Production (formerly Holzindustrie Schweighofer), Kronospan and Egger, all with activities on the Romanian wood market [...]