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The Swiss wood market marked by coronavirus and bark beetle

The Swiss timber market has so far navigated the pandemic "relatively well", the Swiss Timber Commission (HMK), which met in [...]

Finnish Koskisen plans huge investment in Järvelä sawmill

Koskisen group is planning an extensive sawmill investment in Järvelä, Finland. The planned investment is valued at an estimated [...]

S. America, Europe and New Zealand in fierce competition for log supply to China

Log supply into China has increased, with South America and Europe responsible for most of this increase. European supply during [...]

Rising ocean freight rates having a huge impact on global timber trade

The latest maritime analysis report shows that the World Container Index has increased by 8.8%, or US$151, to [...]

Serious interruption of Chinese plywood supply to Europe

On supply, some interruption was reported out of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the lockdown; some factories reported to have [...]

European spruce bark beetle and its impact on wood markets

Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe was damaged by a combination of [...]

Swedish and German softwood lumber exports to China rise sharply despite pandemic

  Despite the ongoing pandemic and the lockdowns which have slowed trade in many European countries, EU softwood lumber [...]

Finland: Trade of roundwood down by 30%, prices of logs on a downward trend

In May, the average stumpage price for pine logs was EUR 53.9 per cubic metre, and the price for [...]

Setra expands range of construction timber, to invest in a new planing mill in Sweden

Swedish wood products company Setra is expanding its range of construction timber with a major investment in new planed products [...]