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Archives: 2016

Lumber prices in the US face uncertainty after softwood trade agreement expiry

Framing lumber sales have failed to meet the expectations until this far in October. Price trends and the traders' outlooks [...]

The current state of the European wood pellet market

While the EU produces about 50% of world production, EU demand represents about 75% of the market. In 2015, total [...]

China’s hunger for wood to create advantage for Finnish sawmills

Wood construction in China is forecast to grow rapidly. Thus, the country has become one of the top export destinations [...]

Oversupply crisis in the Japanese lumber industry

A surge in the yen, following the Brexit effects, has caused serious trouble regarding millions of hectares of prized Japanese [...]

US lumber prices might increase if a softwood lumber agreement is not reached

Wednesday, 12th of October, left Canada and the United States without a replacement for the expired Softwood Lumber Agreement.  [...]

Is cross laminated timber better than concrete?

The US concrete sector is showing concerns regarding the use of mass timber products, especially CLT, as a safe and [...]

World demand of forestry machinery to surge 4.5% annually by 2019

World demand for forestry equipment (including both purpose-built and converted machinery) is forecast to rise 4.5 percent annualy [...]

India: Century Plyboard and Greenply revenues expected to rise strongly

Century Plyboards and Greenply Industries' revenues have surged about 44%, given the strong returns in the past one year.  [...]

As lumber dispute continues, Canadian lumber producers are vulnerable to share price pressures

The Canadian lumber producers are uncertain about the shares of the market now that a key deadline has arrived in [...]

No Brexit effects on UK softwood timber imports yet

      United Kingdom' s softwood timber imports grew by 5% during January-July 2016, as [...]