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Canadian softwood lumber production falls 8.6% in Q1/2019, driven by 14.7% decline in BC’s output

Sawmills in Canada produced 6.382 bbf in the first three months, down 8.6% from 6.985 bbf a [...]

Rising opportunities for Russian wood pellets in Asia

Wood pellet production in Russia has been steadily increasing in the past years. The North-West Region accounts for most [...]

Falling orders for the Italian woodworking machinery in Q1/2019

According to the Acimall (Italian Woodworking Machinery and Tools Manufacturers' Association) Studies Office, the first quarter 2019 showed an overall [...]

France: Prices for oak logs start to fall after years of sharp rise

There are significant changes in the French oak market. This can be noticed by examining the results (see table below [...]

More curtailments in BC announced by Canfor and Western Forest Products

Canadian Canfor Corporation announced it will be curtailing operations at all British Columbia sawmills, except WynnWood. The majority of mills [...]

Current dynamics and challenges of the Russian wood industry

The Russian wood product industry is one of the world’s most dynamic ones thanks to its increasing domestic processing [...]

Record logging of 26 million m3 in the Czech Republic as a result of the bark beetle calamity

In 2018, logging in the Czech Republic increased to 25.7 million m3 . That is the highest value in the [...]

Metsä Wood inaugurates new Kerto LVL line in Finland

Metsä Wood, the Wood Products Industry of Metsä Group, inaugurated the new Kerto® LVL line in Punkaharju, Finland. The decision [...]