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The Czech Republic bans pine and spruce logs harvesting

On September 14th, 2017, the Czech Ministry of Agriculture has banned the harvesting of spruce and pine which doesn't [...]
September 19, 2017 Daily News / Forestry / Sawmilling / Wood Products / Europe / Global

Finnish sawmills: All eyes on the Chinese market

Finland now ranks among the top five global exporters of softwood lumber. The Finnish Sawmills Industries association forecasts that production [...]

Ziegler Holzindustrie orders new continuous kiln from Valutec

German Ziegler Holzindustrie, Europe’s largest privately owned sawmill, has placed an order from Valutec.     “Valutec [...]

Wood pellets price in Germany on the rise in September

The price for wood pellets in Germany rose to an average of EUR 232.69/tonne during September 2017.   [...]

UK seeks to limit subsidies for biomass plants

UK's government has started a consultation regarding the cut of support costs it provides for biomass power units. The [...]

EU imports of tropical logs continue to slide

Tropical log imports into the EU fell in 2016 and this decline continued in the first half of 2017. EU [...]

Sweden: Stock volumes of softwood sawlogs drop by 21%

Swedish softwood sawlogs stock volumes are estimated at about 2.1 million m3 in the Q2 of 2017. This represents [...]

Finnish sawn timber production forecast to rise by 1 mil. m3 in 2017 on booming Chinese demand

Finland’s sawn timber production is projected to reach 12.4 million m3 in 2017 (compared to 11.4 million [...]

Softwood lumber more expensive in Austria

In August, softwood lumber assortments have become more expensive in Austria. As compared to July, boards and reserve squared timber [...]

Swiss wood pellets price starts to grow in September; still lower than last year

Wood pellets price in Switzerland went down by -1.12% during September 2017, as compared to the same period in [...]