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Slowdown in Chinese lumber imports in 2018; weaker demand and price uncertainty due to trade war with US

China's demand for logs and lumber grew in 2018 as compared to 2017, but most of the gains were [...]

Russia increases duties on exports of logs to 40%

Export duties on three species (larch, spruce and fir) in Far East Russia has been raised by 15 points to [...]

SCA inaugurates its new giant pulp mill in Sweden

Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf inaugurated SCA’s pulp mill Östrand in Timrå. The expansion of the mill is [...]

New additive protects wood-based materials from fire

Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) specialists have developed a [...]

Record year for Western Forest Products, despite paying $43 million in softwood lumber duties

Despite paying up more than $43 million in softwood lumber duties, Western Forest Products managed to realize a profit of [...]

Lithuania: Sawlog prices more expensive at the beginning of the year

As compared to December 2018, all prices for roundwood in Lithuania have increased in Lithuania in the first month of [...]

New Zealand wood on a high demand as China shuns US exports; export prices near records

Forestry prices in New Zealand — one of the world’s largest timber exporters — are near record highs, thanks largely to [...]

Germany: Record wood pellets production in 2018

The energy turnaround in the heating market is still not progressing in Germany, as the only moderate increase in renewable [...]

Ghana: January prices for exported wood products

Prices for Ghana's exported wood products are the following between 16-31 January 2019:    Boule [...]

Södra achieves record-high result in 2018

Södra’s consolidated net sales for full-year 2018 rose 18 percent to SEK 24,230 million (2018: 20 [...]