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Sweden’s tallest timber building completed

C.F. Møller Architects have completed Sweden’s tallest timber building, which is now accepting its first tenants. Situated [...]

Recovery in EU wood imports continues in 2018

The total value of EU imports of wood products was 19.44 billion euro in 2018, 5.1% more than [...]

SCA plans to boost production capacity at Tunadal sawmill from 600,000 m3 to 900,000 m3

SCA is applying for a new environmental permit for the Tunadal Sawmill. Instead of the currently permitted maximum of 600 [...]

Stora Enso plans massive lay-offs in Finland due to lumber oversupply and high log prices

Stora Enso prepares for temporary lay-offs in its Wood Products division in Finland. The provisional lay-off plans concern [...]

Fibreboard market to experience high revenue growth through 2028

The progress experienced in the setup of urban infrastructures has significantly promoted the demand for fibreboard. This trend is not [...]

Destabilising effect of Brexit on the EU plywood market

The destabilising effect of Brexit for the UK and Europe more widely is expected to grow as the deadline date [...]

Finland: Log prices overview for January 2019

In January 2019, the Finnish pine log stumpage price came up to EUR 60.0 per m3, and the spruce [...]

Bergs Timber to cease operations at two sawmills

Bergs Timber made a review of all production facilities during the autumn and as a result, the Board has decided [...]

Around 500 Chinese-owned sawmill firms are currently operating in Russia

Russia’s softwood lumber production and exports have risen dramatically in recent years. Russian softwood lumber production, estimated at 39 [...]

Norbord plans a further EUR 40 million investment at Inverness plant in Scotland

Wood-based panel manufacturer Norbord is investing around EUR 40 million into the second phase of development of its Inverness [...]