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UK urges timber traders to prepare for changes effective at the end of 2020

Businesses trading timber between Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland (NI) are being urged by the UK Government to take [...]

Sweden: Falling trend in roundwood prices continued in Q3/2020

   The trend of decreasing delivery roundwood prices continued during the third quarter of 2020 in Sweden. The price [...]

Homann builds a new MDF/HDF production facility in Lithuania

   With the aim of a strategic expansion of the location, Homann Holzwerkstoffe GmbH signed a contract for the [...]

Swedish Setra plans to ramp up production to meet strong demand in global markets

   Swedish sawmilling group Setra plans to fully ramp up production during the autumn in response to strong demand [...]

Raute receives Euro 55 million orders from LLC Plitwood in Russia

   Raute Corporation has received orders worth approximately Euro 55 million from LLC Plitwood in Russia.     [...]

Outlook of the Swedish softwood lumber market in post-corona crisis

The supply of sawlogs has been relatively good in Sweden for 2020. No significant impacts due to the coronavirus. Most [...]

European bark beetle crisis has far-reaching implications in the global lumber markets

   The Central European spruce bark beetle catastrophe is changing domestic industries within Europe and in many global markets [...]

European sawmills expanding their sales to overseas markets

European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving [...]

Covid-19 didn’t impact Latvia’s sawmilling industry

Log supply in Latvia hasn't suffered any changes since the 2nd quarter of 2020. Latvian State Forests (which owns [...]