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Archives: March 2022

Austria: Rising prices for softwood logs; noticeable pressure from Ukraine war

Lumber and construction timber products' sales are reportedly very good in Austria. Average log stocks towards the end of the [...]

Estonia: Ministry calls for increase in logging due to wood shortage caused by war in Ukraine

A joint communique sent to Estonia’s Prime Minister Kaja Kallas from the Estonian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the [...]

Versowood to acquire Kissakoski sawmill

Versowood has bought the Kissakoski sawmill in Hirvensalmi. The sawmill owned by Veisto Oy will be transferred to Versowood in [...]

Wood pellet prices could skyrocket due to end of Russian supply

Homes and businesses heated by biomass boilers face skyrocketing costs as supplies of wood pellets are disrupted by Russia’s [...]

US homebuilders urge the Biden administration to end lumber tariffs

Jerry Konter, Chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) urged the Biden administration to increase domestic production of [...]

Ante-holz puts into operation a new CLT plant in Germany

Ante-holz puts into operation Ledinek's CLT-plant in Bromskirchen-Somplar, Germany.    The first CLT [...]

Metsä Group prepares for wood raw material availability problems

Metsä Group is prepared for the problems of availability of wood raw material caused by the depletion of birch imported [...]

Forestry machinery manufacturers hit by delivery stop to Russia

The Ukraine war has had a significant impact on the global economy. The manufacturers of forest machines are also affected [...]

Estonian timber industry to be hit hard by trade bans with Russia and Belarus

The volume of felling in the state forest should be increased rapidly and a clear framework for action should be [...]

War in Ukraine places ‘significant pressure’ on the European wood supply chain

War in Ukraine is expected to put significant pressure on the supply of wood in Europe in the coming weeks [...]