Does the wood market work in Central and Eastern European (CEE) Region? Analysis of New Forest Business Frontiers.

Does the wood market work in Central and Eastern European (CEE) Region? Analysis of New Forest Business Frontiers.

Tens of thousands of trees have been brought down by storms that wreaked havoc across northern and western Poland on August 11th in 2017. Storms brought down around 10 million cubic metres (Mm3) of lumber across 80 000 hectares of forest (total annual harvest in Poland is around 40 Mm3). The question is, how this massive […]

Expires in One Week: Your Early Bird Rate for #IFBC2018!

Expires in One Week: Your Early Bird Rate for #IFBC2018!

The most important conference in Europe – The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 1 month! IFBC2018 will be a great opportunity to exchange industry experiences and the best market practices. This will guarantee the presence of representatives of the most influential companies from the forestry and wood sector in the world. […]

The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months!

The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months!

The most important conference in Europe – The International Forest Business Conference 2018 (IFBC2018) starts in less than 2 months! IFBC2018 will be a great opportunity to exchange industry experiences and the best market practices. This will guarantee the presence of representatives of the most influential companies from the forestry and wood sector in the world. […]

Main factors deciding timber supply among non-industrial private forest (NIPF) owners

Main factors deciding timber supply among non-industrial private forest (NIPF) owners

Have you ever thought what factors determine timber supply among non-industrial private forest owners? In this post, I discuss some basic theories that drive decisions of NIPF owners, and I focus on some factors that are crucial when you are planning to start a new timber business in particular location. Enjoy! 

The most developed wood supply chain in the world. Others should learn from it…

The most developed wood supply chain in the world. Others should learn from it…

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in forest business, pulp and paper, pulpwood, wood market |

This post focuses on harvesting and wood supply chain management in the one of the most developed forestry regions in the world. Click to continue!

Södra invests SEK 25 million in Kallinge

Södra invests SEK 25 million in Kallinge

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in wood construction, wood market |

Södra is strengthening the long-term competitiveness of its planing operations and intends to co-locate the units in Ronneby and Kallinge. The new proposed location will be in Kallinge, where SEK 25 million is to be invested in upgrading to a paint system that is more environmentally sustainable, in new machinery and in improvements to the […]

Mondi postpones paper machine investment at Steti mill

Mondi postpones paper machine investment at Steti mill

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in pulp and paper, wood market |

Mondi has decided to postpone its €135-million investment (roughly C$196 million) in a new machine glazed speciality kraft paper machine at its Steti mill in the Czech Republic after a “careful review of market conditions.”

Log prices in NZ expected to rise

Log prices in NZ expected to rise

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in forest business, wood market, wood trade |

According to Scion Log Price Outlook – August 2017, unpruned log prices are going to trade 5% higher than August prices. The same situation is expected for pruned log prices. Infrastructure management and the availability of truck drivers appeared to be among the most important transport related constraints that may negatively impact business in New […]

The Softwood Imports to U.S. from Europe flourish thanks to U.S. Duties on Canadian Industry

The Softwood Imports to U.S. from Europe flourish thanks to U.S. Duties on Canadian Industry

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in wood construction, wood market, wood trade |

U.S. imports of softwood from Germany have grown tenfold in the first half of the year as punishing duties pushed imports of Canadian softwood down.

Södra Wood increases profits

Södra Wood increases profits

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in mill news, wood market |

Timber division of Swedish company Södra recorded a sharp profits jump in the second quarter to 50m SEK (Swedish Krone) compared to a year ago.