Mayr-Melnhof Holz completes acquisition of Bergkvist Siljan; becomes Europe’s 3rd sawmill group

The Austrian competition authorities approved the acquisition of Bergkvist Siljan AB by Mayr-Melnhof Holz, one of the leading companies [...]

Dynamic recovery in European construction in 2021 and 2022, says Euroconstruct

According to the new estimate, the total construction output in the Euroconstruct area decreased by 4.7% in 2020, a [...]

EU initiates WTO dispute regarding Chinese restrictions on (timber) trade with Lithuania

The European Union has requested WTO dispute consultations with China concerning alleged Chinese restrictions on the import and export of [...]

The outlook for New Zealand’s exports of logs to China is now challenging

New Zealand log export revenue was up 34 percent during the year to 30 June 2021 due to stronger than [...]

Swedish sawmill industry reports record production in 2021; outlook positive for 2022

Analysts predicted that 2021 would be a new record year for the Swedish sawmill industry as early as last autumn [...]

US to reduce duties on most Canadian softwood lumber producers

The US Department of Commerce issued its preliminary determination in their Third Administrative Review of certain softwood lumber products from [...]

Crisis growing in the Irish forest industry

According to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), Ireland’s forest industry remains in crisis. Delays in issuing licenses needed to [...]

High prices in the German wood market

In November 2021, German forest owners increased their income from the sale of spruce logs by around 50%. Overall, producers [...]

China’s 2021 logs and lumber imports rise in value thanks to higher prices

In 2021, the value of China's lumber imports reached 7.179 billion US dollars, while the value of log [...]