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European lumber exports might decline by a half due to the war in Ukraine

One immediate impact of the war in Ukraine is a tighter market for softwood lumber in Europe. About 20% of [...]

Finland warns energy crisis could curb forest, chemical industry, close factories

Finland's forestry and chemical industry companies are currently doing everything they can to find alternatives to natural gas before [...]

Belgium: Worries about availability of wood; prices on the rise

Wood traders in Belgium are currently experiencing an unusually high demand for firewood. The reason for this is the high [...]

Egger reports record production levels; outlook challenging

Despite the challenging conditions Egger Group recorded a strong increase in sales turnover in 2021/2022 financial year.   [...]

Log demand in China remains weak at the moment

China softwood log inventory has remained stable at about 5.0M. Daily port log offtake has dropped to around 60 [...]

EU wood pellet demand expected to set a new record in 2022

The European Union consumed a record 23.1 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2021, according to a new [...]

Many sawmills close in Gabon and Cameroon due fuel shortage

In Cameroon more than 50 sawmills have stopped production and in Gabon 22 sawmills, mostly Chinese, have ceased production. In [...]

Siempelkamp to supply new particleboard plant for Kastamonu Entegre

Kastamonu Entegre placed an order with Siempelkamp for a new particleboard plant for its location in Kastamonu City, Turkey.  [...]

German lumber prices start to fall in summer; autumn evolution uncertain

After the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine war, timber prices rose sharply in most parts of Europe, especially in Germany [...]