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European sawn softwood sales boosted by the construction sector and strong Chinese and US demand

On the 15th of  June 2018, the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) held its Summer General Assembly in [...]

Global softwood lumber prices keep on going up during Q1/2018

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North [...]

Junnikkala Ltd. to expand production at Kalajoki and Oulainen sawmills in Finland

Junnikkala Ltd. is growing its sawn wood production in Kalajoki, Finland, and increasing the drying capacity by acquiring the first [...]

Germany: Holzwerke Ladenburger to expand lumber production

Holzwerke Ladenburger in Germany placed an order with Valutec for supply of TC continuous kiln. The TC continuous kiln will [...]

China: Sawn softwood imports up 41% in 2017

According to data from China Customs, 2017 Chinese sawnwood imports totalled 37.35 million cubic metres valued at US$10 [...]

US costs of homebuilding increasing due to lumber tariffs

Last week, Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, addressed attendees at the National Association of [...]

Binderholz plans to double sawing capacity at Baruth sawmill

Binderholz starts an extensive investment program at its plant in Baruth, Germany, which includes the expansion of the drying capacity [...]

Finland’s lumber output forecast to rise in 2018 due to rising exports to China, N. Africa and Japan

The growth of the global economy, increasing demand for forest industry products and investments in Finland’s forest sector continue [...]

Finnish Ha-Sa acquires Metsä Group’s Eskola sawmill

Finnish sawmill Haapajärven Saha Ha-Sa (Ha-Sa) has acquired Metsä Fibre's Eskola Sawmill in Kannus in Finland [...]

Canadian lumber companies announce large capacity expansions in the US

As lumber costs remain at historically high levels, lumber companies are investing those profits into strengthening their positions and increasing [...]