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Russian timber industry is looking for ways to export through Belarus and Turkey

Russian lumber companies, forced to halt exports to the EU due to sanctions, doubled supplies to China and Kazakhstan in [...]

Significant progress in the European parquet market; outlook uncertain

The European parquet market progressed significantly in 2021 and reached level not seen since 10 years While an increase in [...]

German woodworking machinery industry with record level of demand

The gap between global demand and the production of woodworking machinery is widening.    In the first [...]

UPM is also positively revising its earnings outlook for the current year

Stora Enso said yesterday that it had improved its expectations for the full-year operating result . Now UPM has also [...]

Decreasing US softwood lumber imports as shipments from Canada fall

From January to April, US import volumes fell by nearly 7% or 860,000 m³. This is the result of [...]

Stora Enso has full order books; result for 2022 is expected to be better than last year

Development in the company's main markets has remained strong.    Stora Enso has issued a positive [...]

Lithuania plans timber export ban as sanctions cause raw material shortage

Due to the export of Lithuanian timber, the local industry is experiencing an increasing shortage and price of raw materials [...]

No sales market for Russian pellet exporters starting July

From July 10, the Russian wood pellet exports to Europe, the main market for Russian companies, will be completely stopped [...]

France: Considerable rise in lumber prices for Q1/2022

As the below table shows, Q1/2022 prices for various lumber products in France have shown a considerable rise both [...]

Finland: Strong demand in the timber market as imports collapse; wood prices will rise

Finland's wood market has begun to pick up in recent weeks. Purchase volumes and prices of wood have risen [...]