Wood felling in Finland in Q1-3 fell down by 15 %

Created on 15 February 2021

During the first nine months, the volume of roundwood cut in Finland for use as a material reached around 40.3m m³, which equals a reduction of 15.1 % against a year earlier.

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Germany continues lockdown until mid-February

Created on 28 January 2021

Due to continuing high numbers of corona virus cases and mutated virus cases, members of the federal-state conference made the decision on 19 January again to prolong the hard lockdown that has been in effect in Germany since mid-December. Businesses that do not cover daily necessities - including the brick-and-mortar furniture retail trade - must therefore remain closed until 14 February.

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US lumber imports from Europe 60 % higher than in 2019

Created on 04 January 2021

The USA purchased definitely more softwood lumber from Europe again in October than it had in the same month of 2019. At 333,513 m³, the imported volume of lumber was 60 % higher than a year earlier. The growth rate had still been 54 % in the first nine months.

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Finnish lumber exports to Europe increased by 22 % in Q3

Created on 17 December 2020

Exports of rough-sawn and planed lumber from Finland to European countries in the third quarter were 22 % higher than in the same period of 2019 at 889,717 m³ with a rise of eight percent in their share of the whole exports at 45 %. 

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Finland: production volumes are still below level of preceding year

Created on 16 November 2020

After reaching -22.8% in the first and -8.0% in the second quarter, Finnish softwood lumber production also remained below the previous year’s figure in the third quarter. 

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Sawnwood prices in USA lower again for seasonal reasons

Created on 02 November 2020

After the sidelong movement that happened in prices for spruce-fir-pine (SPF) assortments at the end of September, a considerable downward adjustment took place in prices on the US sawn-softwood market until the end of October.

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Sawn softwood exports from Canada to USA is up by 17 % in Q3

Created on 15 October 2020

After an insignificant increase in the first quarter (+0.5%) and a major reduction in the second (-18.7 %), Canadian shipments of lumber to the USA in the third quarter were 17 % higher than in 2019.

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France: 35.8% furniture trade turnover rise in June

Created on 01 October 2020

Turnover in the French furniture trade increased by 35.8% in June, 2020. French market research institute Ipea says, that growth was spread across all product groups, with the highest points being achieved in garden furniture. 

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Latvian exports of softwood lumber fell down by 16%

Created on 15 September 2020

After a decline of 11 % in the first quarter of 2020, Latvian sawn softwood exports decreased even more sharply in the second quarter, falling by 16 % to 739,900 m³. 

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Latvian roundwood exports fell down by 26%

Created on 01 September 2020

During the first half of the year, Latvia exported generally 1.449 million m³ of roundwood, which shows a decline of almost 26% comparing with the previous year.

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Growth of 42 % in planed-product exports overseas

Created on 11 August 2020

Exports of German planed products to non-European countries in the first quarter of 2020 were 42 % higher than in the same quarter of preceding year at 557,244 m³, which increased their share of the total exports by eleven per cents to 76 %.

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Sawmilling industry of the USA was harmed by Canadian exports

Created on 15 July 2020

According to a decision made on 22 May, the NAFTA arbitration panel now shares the view of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that Canadian exports of lumber to the USA harm the sawmilling industry there and that the related grounds and evidence presented by the USITC are conclusive.

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Swedish exports of softwood lumber grew by 17%

Created on 01 July 2020

Producers of softwood and planed lumber  in Sweden were able to rise exports in all relevant sales regions during the first quarter of 2020.

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Oak lumber imports in Spain continue to decrease

Created on 15 June 2020

In the fourth quarter of 2019 Spain imported a volume of 10,451m³ oak lumber; this shows a 21% decline comparing with the same quarter of 2018. 

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German sawmill convention postponed to November 2020

Created on 01 June 2020

The 2020 Raw-Material Summit/Sawmill Convention has been rescheduled again and is now appointed to 16-18 November. 

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Less roundwood is sold in Finland

Created on 04 May 2020

In Finland, the volumes of roundwood bought from the timber industry in the first quarter were quite low in comparison with the previous year. 

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German sawmills plan to increase short-time working

Created on 17 April 2020

From calendar week 15 and onwards, a sufficient number of German sawmill companies are planning to send employees on short-time working.

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Finnish sawn timber production decreased sharply

Created on 18 March 2020

During the fourth quarter of 2019, approximately 2.59 million m³ of sawn softwood was produced in Finland, which is 13,9% less than in the same quarter of the previous year. 

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Latvia declines lumber exports to Great Britain

Created on 18 February 2020

In the fourth quarter softwood lumber exports from Latvia to Great Britain dropped by 26% comparing to the same quarter of 2018 to 201,200m³. 

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North American lumber production decreased by 5%

Created on 15 January 2020

After declines of 4% and 6% in the first and second quarters of 2019, in the third quarter North American lumber production decreased by 5% comparing to 2018 to a total of 34.662m m³.

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