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From April 2019 Valmet will own the North American GL & V

9 March 2019 ` 19:00  
To strengthen its business in North America, Valmet acquires GL & V, a global provider of technology and services for the pulp and paper industry. It is reported by the press service of Valmet. On 26 February 2019...

Pölkky Oy invests 30 million euros in the modernization of the sawmill in Kajaani

8 March 2019 ` 16:00  
Pölkky Oy announced the start of a major investment program focused on increasing production capacity in Northern Finland, according to a press release from the company. The investment program is carried out in accordance with the new strategy...

Russian Timber Journal 02-2018: China is increasing the import of birch veneer logs from Russia while Russian timber supplies to Finland are shrinking

26 February 2018 ` 17:01  
In 2017, China reduced purchasing roundwood from Russia by 0.8% yoy, but the demand for Russian birch veneer logs increased by 23% yoy. Export of pine roundwood decreased by 8%. Finland also reduced purchasing of roundwood from Russia...

Global timber market review #21-2016

31 December 2016 ` 15:48  
– In the first three quarters of 2016, log imports through Taicang Port, China, totalled 6.51 million m3 valued at $920 million, ITTO reported. Of the total, the value of log imports from Russia through Taicang Port soared...

Global timber market review #16-2016

18 September 2016 ` 21:40  
– Finland’s export volume of sawn timber grew by 15% in January-June 2016, Fordaq reported. The export value totalled EUR 650m. Managing Director of Finnish Sawmills association, Kai Merivuori, says the profitability of the sawmill industry in Finland...

Global timber market review #1-2016

7 February 2016 ` 19:33  
– UK’s forestry, wood and wood products sector is picking up after five years of low demand and little expansion, according to the UK Timber Trade Federation Statistical Review. A 10% rise in UK timber and panel products...

Global timber market review #18-2015

5 October 2015 ` 13:46  
– After adjusting production at its spruce sawmills in Finland, Metsä Wood will start statutory employee negotiations to adjust also pine lumber production due to oversupply and price competition. – European lumber exports to Japan in the first...

Global timber market review #12-2015

1 July 2015 ` 20:25  
– Gradual EU economy revival combined with the global economy upward trend will encourage the growth of demand for the Finnish forest sector products, such a conclusion was reached by the Natural Resources Institute of Finland (Luke). Luke...

Global timber market review #10-2015

10 June 2015 ` 16:09  
– Total EU imports of Russian birch plywood increased 10% to 785,000 m3 in 2014, reports Fordaq. The market is widely distributed across the continent. In 2014, there was a particularly sharp increase in imports to Germany, which...

Global timber market review #8-2015

13 May 2015 ` 15:14  
– The price of wood pellets in Germany has fallen sharply in April compared to the previous month. – At the end of the heating season, the price of ENplusA1 wood pellets in Austria has also declined considerably...

Global timber market review #5-2015

27 March 2015 ` 10:22  
– Lumber prices declined for much of the fall of 2014 in both Sweden and Finland, because the export market weakened in the second half of the year, WRQ reports – According to ITTO, January housing starts in...