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Tag: Finland

By 2023 Metsä Group will invest about €2 billion in the development of business projects for wood processing

3 May 2019 ` 16:00  
Metsä Group continues to implement its strategy and begins preliminary development of engineering projects related to the construction of a new plant for the production of biological products in Kemi and a new sawmill in Rauma in Finland,...

Finland: Production and imports of wood pellets reached new records in 2018

12 April 2019 ` 14:00  
More wood pellets were produced and imported in 2018 than ever before. In addition, the exports of wood pellets from Finland increased. This information is shown by the latest wood pellet statistics of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). “A total of...

Finland was dynamically increasing supplies of birch veneer logs in 2018

10 April 2019 ` 14:00  
After a heavy 12% decline in round wood exports in 2017 (mainly in the segment softwood logs and pulpwood), sales to Finland in 2018 were at the level of the previous year. However, the product structure of sales has changed. In 2018,...

Russian Timber Journal 03-2019: volume of timber in Russia has exceeded in 2018 its historical peak; the WhatWood analytical review of the market pellet in Russia; China increased its imports of birch veneer logs; export OSB from Canada doubled; negative outlook Moody’s for the global timber industry complex in 2019-2020

8 April 2019 ` 15:00  
Russian Timber Journal No. 03-2019: the volume of logging in Russia exceeded its historical maximum in 2018; WhatWood Agency conducted a study on the pellet market in Russia; the downward trend in the export of unprocessed round timber...

WhatWood:”The downward trend of the export of unprocessed round timber from Russia is saved”

8 April 2019 ` 12:00  
According to the information and analytical agency WhatWood, the reasons for the decline in exports are the high demand for sawn raw materials within the country, especially in Siberia and the Far East after the introduction of new...

In 2018, exports of forest products from Finland increased by 5%, and imports – by 34%

In 2018, the value of exports of forest products from Finland amounted to €13,20 billion, +5% yoy, according to Luke. For comparison: according to the calculations of the WhatWood agency, exports of forest products from Russia to 2018 amounted...

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...