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Nordic sawmill curtailments continue
06 November, 2019
Nordic sawmillers have reported weaker results and curtailment of production to manage lower prices, oversupply and weakening demand amid a background of uncertain global economic conditions.
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Ireland homegrown timber marketing strategy launched
Friday, November 01, 2019 A marketing strategy has been launched to support and drive the Irish forest products industry in key end use markets.
Metsa Wood’s new UK terminal to open at Ipswich
Friday, October 25, 2019 Metsä Wood is opening a new terminal in the UK for landed joinery sales at Ipswich, Suffolk on November 1.
International Softwood Conference hears about market deceleration
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Market deceleration and long-term raw material challenges were key points shared at this year’s International Softwood Conference (ISC) in Antwerp.
Setra records SEK22m operating loss in Q3
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Swedish wood product manufacturing giant Setra says challenging market conditions has led to a SEK22m operating loss in Q3.
Last chance to enter TTJ Awards 2019 judged categories!
Friday, July 19, 2019 Judged entries for the TTJ Awards 2019 need to be submitted by close of play on Monday July 22.
Bergs adds planing mill and pellet facility through takeover
Friday, July 19, 2019 Swedish sawmiller Bergs Timber AB has acquired AB Fogelfors Bruk, which comprises a planing mill and a wood pellet / heating log production plant.
Sodra posts strong result in declining market
Friday, July 19, 2019 The lower price for sawn timber has impacted Sodra Wood’s half-year financial performance.
Holmen timber profits up despite weaker selling prices
Friday, May 17, 2019 Swedish forest products producer Holmen has reported improved operating profits in Q1 within its wood products division.
African hardwood business reports better year
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 International African hardwood focused business Woodbois has posted a big increase in revenue and a cut in its pre-tax losses.
TTJ Awards voting under way!
Monday, April 29, 2019 Voting has got under way in the TTJ Awards 2019 voted categories.
UK softwood market prospects to improve if Brexit deal struck
Monday, March 11, 2019 Surprisingly positive UK softwood forecasts were shared at the Timber Trade Federation’s (TTF) UK Softwood Conference last week.
GP Wood worker dies after accident at Enniskeane mill
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 GP Wood has confirmed that one of its workers has died following an accident on February 26 at its Enniskeane mill in west Cork.
Stora Enso grows profits
Monday, February 11, 2019 Stora Enso recorded a 63% growth in pre-tax profits to €1.2bn in 2018 (2017: €742m).
Setra reports growth in annual profits
Monday, January 28, 2019 Swedish wood products company Setra has reported a near doubling of annual operating profits to SKr310m, (2017: SKr159m) for 2018.
SCA Wood inaugurates new SKr80m Tunadal planing line
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 SCA Wood’s new SKr80m planing mill at Tunadal has been inaugurated.
Setra reports SKr287m operating profit
Friday, October 19, 2018 Swedish wood products company Setra is reporting an operating profit of SKr287m (2017: SKr107m) for the period January­September 2018.
Softwood exports grow, says latest report
Monday, October 08, 2018 Exports of softwood lumber from Russia, Germany and the Nordic countries have increased due to high demand for wood in Asia and Europe in early 2018, while Canadian exports fell to the lowest levels in five years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
GP Wood starts plans to rebuild fire hit Lissarda mill
Friday, August 03, 2018 Irish sawmiller GP Wood has initiated plans to rebuild its plant in Lissarda, which was badly damaged by a major fire on July 13.

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