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Beetle logging in the Czech State Forests more than doubled in one year

+112% of beetle-infested wood in the 1H  In the first half of 2019, the number of bark [...]

Rising softwood lumber production for U.S. sawmills, while Canadian output drops sharply

Softwood lumber production by U.S. sawmills in the first four months of 2019 was 11.718 billion board ft [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices on the rise in Q2/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 472 SEK/m3 (EUR 44.92/m3), while spruce logs SEK 531/m3 [...]

Vietnam captures opportunities from US/China trade dispute

In the first three months of 2019 Vietnam’s wood product exports were valued at around US$2.3 billion [...]

China: Top 10 softwood log importing companies

The first importing company, in terms of value, was Shanghai Shengwosheng Forest Corporation, with a total amount of imports reaching [...]

Norway: Sawlog prices continue to fall

The average price across the whole range of roundwood assortments in Norway fell slightly again in May 2019. Following the [...]

Stora Enso sells its thermal wood business to Lunawood

The deal marks the end of heat production in Uimaharju, Finland. Lunawood, who is seeking growth, will move the equipment [...]

Government of British Columbia plans to reduce log exports

The Government of British Columbia is taking the first step toward ensuring that more B.C. logs are processed in [...]

Changing trends in China’s wood supply market: Why the NZ log exports and prices have fallen?

Several cascading effects have impacted Chinese markets for NZ pine logs in Q2 CY19, which will have ramifications throughout Q3 [...]

Södra’s results decreased in the first half

Södra’s operating profit for the first half-year totalled SEK 2,009 million, compared with SEK 2,257 [...]