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Swanson Group curtails production at two sawmills; citing deteriorating market conditions

Oregon's Swanson Group is implementing production curtailments with immediate effect, citing deteriorating market conditions.    The [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production on the rise; Canadian output drops

U.S. sawmills produced 20.678 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2018 [...]

Continuing stasis in EU sawn hardwood consumption expected

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

Value of Russian softwood lumber exports rises sharply

Russian softwood lumber exports increased sharply in the first eight months of the year, both in value and in volume [...]

Japan’s imports of wood pellets up by 50%

The Japanese Forestry Agency announced the statistics for wood pellet supply in Japan for 2017.     Domestic [...]

Trends in the global MDF market

The global MDF market amounted to 99.6M cubic meters in 2017, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]