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Finland: Half a million cubic metres more sawn softwood produced in 2017

In 2017, the Finnish forest industry production increased in the majority of the main product categories. However, the production of [...]

Sales for Metsä Group increased by 8% in 2017

Metsä Group’s sales in 2017 totalled EUR 5,040.0 million, compared to Euro 4,657.9 in 2016 [...]

Weather brightens in Latvia; logging returns to normal

Timber producers in Latvia might still have the chance to achieve this year's turnover target as weather conditions have [...]

EPAL pallets: Record results of 115.8 million in 2017

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) announces a record result for 2017 of 115.8 million EPAL quality load [...]

China’s economic slowdown might become a problem for the Finnish lumber exporters

Concerns about the future development of the Chinese economy will again become headlines in Finland by the end of 2018 [...]

Myanmar government applies 10-year reforestation plan

Myanmar's government will apply a new plan for reforestation and rehabilitation of its forest across the country. The project [...]

Italian woodworking machine tools production increased in value by 11.6% in 2017

In 2017, the Italian woodworking machine tools producers achieved a production value of Euro 2.29 billion, up by 11 [...]

Stora Enso reported 18.5% increase in its Wood Products division

Stora Enso's Wood Products division recorded 18.5% increase in operational earnings before investment, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA [...]

Chinese buyers avoid sawmills in the US to buy logs; lumber market tightens

Logs buyers in China have been getting used to purchase the logs directly from exporters, avoiding sawmills in the US [...]

Russia: Record exports of wood pellets in 2017

Wood pellet manufacturers in Russia have recorded record export sales in 2017. For the full year, the country exported 1 [...]