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November 28, 2022

Top 15 biggest lumber producing companies in the world

GWMI picked the top 15 companies across the globe based on their softwood lumber production figures for 2021. The list includes companies from several continents and includes privately owned companies as well as publicly listed companies.

15. Moelven Industrier ASA

Production Volume in 2021: 2,1161,000 m³

Moelv, Norway-based Moelven Industrier ASA, commonly known as the Moelven Group, is one of the largest industrial wood processing groups in Europe with 33 production companies across 41 locations in Norway and Sweden. The company sells its products through sales offices in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Germany, and China.

The product portfolio of Moelven Group includes wood products for home, timber for industry, glulam products, building modules and flexible office solutions, as well as woodchip products and bioenergy solutions. Glommen Mjøsen Skog SA and Viken Skog SA, cooperatives owned by forest owners from Eastern Norway, own 66.8% and 32.8% shares in the company, respectively.

14. Tolko Industries Ltd

Production Volume in 2021: 2,1291,000 m³

Tolko Industries Ltd is a leading manufacturer of forest products based in Vernon, Canada. With a history dating back to 1955, the family-owned company has 2,700 employees and 15 manufacturing locations across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

Tolko Industries Ltd produced 2.10 million cubic meters of Lumber, 338 thousand cubic meters of Plywood, and 1.6 million cubic meters of Oriented Strand Board, during 2021. In July 2022, the Board of Directors of Southeastern Timber Products LLC, a joint venture between the Tolko Industries and STP Holdings, announced a $150 million investment in the STP lumber mill in Ackerman, Mississippi. The investment will upgrade the mill from 120 million board feet to 250 million board feet annual

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