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Archives: August 2022

Wood-pellet market booms amid Ukraine war

The wood-pellet market is on fire.    War has cut off the supply of compressed-wood [...]

B.C.’s big 3 lumber giants still making good profits

B.C.’s big three forestry giants had lumber and other wood product sales of $6.5 billion in the [...]

Slower mid-summer activity brings flat lumber prices in N. America

As July waned, North American lumber prices remained flat but players warned that muted demand and ample supply could mean [...]

West Fraser Timber to cut production capacity at three mills in Canada

West Fraser Timber is permanently curtailing approximately 170 million board feet of combined production at its Fraser Lake and Williams [...]

Kährs evaluates possible divestment of its operations in Russia

Kährs has, due to the prevailing market conditions, started a process to evaluate the possibilities and conditions for divesting [...]

Roundwood production in EU could decrease sharply due to biodiversity strategy

If less wood is harvested in European forests to protect biodiversity, this will lead to global shifts in wood production [...]

Hungary eases logging rules to prepare for energy shortages

Hungary waived environmental regulations protecting native forests from logging in order to prepare for next winter’s energy shortages  [...]

Rumours that Russian birch plywood enters the European market through China

Several birch plywood importers from the UK have reported an increase of offers from the far east in recent weeks [...]

Homag’s order intake exceeds EUR 1 billion in H1/2022

In the first six months of 2022 (6M-2022), the Homag Group’s order intake increased by 18 percent compared [...]

Finland reduced the export of timber products by 7%

in January-May 2022, wood imports in Finland amounted to 2.43 million m³. On an annualized basis, the figure [...]