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SCA Wood inaugurates new SKr80m Tunadal planing line
06 November, 2018
SCA Wood’s new SKr80m planing mill at Tunadal has been inaugurated.
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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.
Setra reports H1 growth in profit
Monday, July 23, 2018 Swedish wood products producer Setra has reported an operating profit of SKr233m (2017 H1: Skr90m) for the first half of 2018.
TTJ Regular Softwood Update
Thursday, July 19, 2018 UK softwood sales volumes quietened through June, but most traders found increased price levels cushioned the blow and their monthly results turned out to be an acceptable compromise between turnover and margin.
Bergs Timber conducts organisational changes
Monday, July 02, 2018 Swedish sawmiller Bergs Timber has announced organisational changes following its acquisition of Norvik Timber Industries’ Baltics and UK operations earlier this year.
Investors’ UK timber sector expansion continues with Rembrand Timber acquisition
Monday, July 02, 2018 Private investment group Cairngorm Capital Partners LLP’s timber industry portfolio has taken another leap forward with addition of Rembrand Timber, which is merging with its Thornbridge Sawmills business.
Global softwood lumber prices continue climb
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in Q1 with the growth being higher in North America than in the Nordic countries, Russia and China, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).
Riding re-elected as UKFPA president
Friday, June 15, 2018 Frank Riding of Ridings Sawmills Ltd has been re-elected as president of the UK Forest Products Association (UKFPA).
US softwood lumber consumption on track for record highs
Monday, June 11, 2018 US consumption of softwood lumber is likely to reach record-highs by 2030, resulting in export opportunities for sawmills in Europe and Latin America, according to a new study from ForestEdge and Wood Resources International.
Declining wood products trade between China and the USA
Friday, June 08, 2018 The value of the wood products trade between China and the US fell 16% in March 2018, according to the International Tropical Timber Organisation’s latest market report.
German sawmillers call for action to curb log exports to China
Friday, June 01, 2018 Germany’s main sawmilling association has called for customs and tax changes to reduce the high volumes of logs being exported to China.
Sodra results reflect higher sawn timber prices
Monday, April 23, 2018 Swedish sawmiller Sodra Wood recorded a large boost in its Q1 operating profit to SKr91m (2017 Q1: SKr3m), reflecting the higher price of sawn timber.
Regular Softwood Briefing from TTJ
Friday, April 20, 2018 The effects of prolonged wintry conditions that lasted through to March, slowed softwood sales in the UK to a point that kept landed stocks fairly replete.
Bookings bode well for Carrefour 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Stand space at France’s Carrefour International du Bois exhibition was fully booked by early December, a full month earlier than the last show in 2016.
BSW Timber expands product offering
Monday, March 26, 2018 UK sawmiller BSW Timber is expanding its fencing and landscaping product portfolio with the introduction of a new range of composite decking.
Glennon Brothers welcomes minister
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Glennon Brothers welcomed minister Pat Breen, and Mark Hanniffy, consul general of Ireland to Scotland, to its Windymains site, as part of a celebration of St Patrick's Day.
Court grants Rougier permission to restructure African business
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 International tropical hardwood specialist Rougier has gained court permission for restructuring measures after filing for insolvency protection.
Sodra records solid annual results
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Sodra’s annual pre-tax profits in 2017 soared to SKr1.83bn (2016: SKr913m) thanks to higher volumes and increased prices for sawn timber and paper.

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