Spruce roundwood prices still under pressure in Norway

Created on 15 July 2019

The average price of the whole range of sawlogs assortments fell a little again in May 2019.

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Sawnwood production in Poland has declined in the first quarter 2019

Created on 10 June 2019

In March 2019 coniferous lumber production of Polish sawmills declined by 1% comparing to the same month of the previous year to 266,000m³.

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Increased Harvesting volumes in Germany

Created on 10 May 2019

An increasingly higher amount of damaged wood in Germany in 2018 led to a 20.3 % rise in timber felling to 64.362m m³ in comparison to 2017.

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Beech roundwood exports to China dropped significantly

Created on 12 April 2019
During the second half of 2018, German beech logs exports to China decreased significantly. While in the first two quarters export volume was at 155,325 m³ and 154,917 m³, beech logs exports to China surpassed the comparative figure of the previous year by 18% and 24% respectively, exports in the third and fourth quarter demonstrated along negative lines.
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Growth in prices for coniferous round wood in Estonia

Created on 19 March 2019
In January 2019 prices for coniferous sawlogs in Estonia were higher than a month before. The Estonian forest administration RMK of Tallinn in its monthly price statistics registered the greatest increase in pine with a top-end diameter of less than 18 cm at the level of 10.1%.
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Exports ban in Ukraine can be extended to firewood

Created on 11 February 2019
On 16 January 2019, members of the Ukrainian parliament petitioned for an export ban on firewood. The draft law “On the protection of the Ukrainian forests” implies a moratorium on exports of firewood.
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Beech exports to China fell down by 11% in 2018

Created on 14 January 2019

The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) states that in the third quarter of 2018 beech lumber exports from Germany to China decreased by 11% in comparison to the previous year to a figure of 38,227m³. Generally, exports from Germany to China were represented by long-term contracts directly with China processors.

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