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Strong demand for sawn timber causes rise in roundwood prices in Central Europe

The strong local and global demand for sawn timber in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) is largely responsible for the [...]

Binderholz Group wins auction of Klausner Lumber Two sawmill in North Carolina

The Austrian Binderholz Group, headquartered in Fügen, has purchased all assets of Klausner Lumber Two LLC, headquartered in Enfield [...]

Swedish forest industry doubles exports to the United States

The Swedish forest industry has increased its exports of wood products and pulp so far this year. To the USA [...]

UK: Timber industry warns of continuing shortages

Timber suppliers are warning that shortages are set to continue until next summer and possibly beyond.  Timber users [...]

Ukraine wood export ban found illegal in EU independent panel ruling

The final ruling of a dispute settlement panel set up under the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement found that the Ukrainian [...]

China-Europe container rates continue to skyrocket; wood industry feeling price pressure

The China-Europe container crisis has escalated over the past week, with container prices reaching new highs, while the container [...]

Finland: Sawmills perform weak in main markets; softwood lumber exports plunge 20%

Finland's softwood lumber exports to the world fell by almost 20% in the first nine months of the year [...]

Sweden: Bark beetle infestation at a new record level in 2020

In total, about eight million cubic meters of spruce forest have been damaged in Sweden, despite the fact that the [...]

Andritz supplies second MDF production line to Starwood, Turkey

Andritz has received an order from Starwood Orman Urunleri Sanayi A.S. to supply a fiber production line to its [...]

Wooden surfaces can help in fight against spread of coronavirus

The survival of viruses on wooden surfaces is studied in a project started last summer by the universities of Eastern [...]