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Main Russian wood pellet suppliers and foreign buyers in H1/2019

Exports of wood pellets from Russia are growing at the highest rate in recent years. In H1/2019, exports grew [...]

Stora Enso plans to cut jobs; to close one sawmill in Finland

70 people are involved in the negotiations. 15 jobs are expected to be cut.  Efora, that specialises in [...]

Italian woodworking machinery industry sees sharp fall in orders

In the second quarter of 2019 the orders of wood and furniture machinery and equipment in Italy have decreased by [...]

Major boom in prefabricated wooden houses in Czechia

The market with prefabricated wooden houses in the Czech Republic is experiencing a major boom. While ten years ago, there [...]

Norbord’s Q2/2019 results negatively impacted by lower OSB prices

Norbord Inc., the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB), reported Adjusted EBITDA of USD 36 million in [...]

Cheaper roundwood in Estonia

At a price of EUR 73.84/m3 and EUR 76.54/m3 respectively, pine and spruce sawlogs have decreased [...]

EU imports of tropical sawn hardwood up 14%

Total EU tropical sawn wood imports for January to May were ahead 13.9% on the 2018 figure at 405 [...]

The Czech Republic boosts exports of logs to China

Logs exported from the Czech Republic to China have increased significantly this year, as a result of a record harvesting [...]

Record pellet production in Germany; new plants, expansions and rising wood stocks as main reasons

Due to increasing wood stocks in the German forests, the production of wood pellets has been steadily increasing for years [...]

Finland’s softwood lumber exports move from China to Egypt

Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world increased by 5% in the first five months of 2019. The softwood lumber [...]