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Archives: 2018

Trends are about to change in China’s softwood log, lumber supply chain

Ongoing developments and emerging themes in China continue to significantly impact market dynamics; these key themes are unmistakable to anyone [...]

Lowe’s to close 51 stores in the N. America

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced the wind-down of certain underperforming store locations as part of its ongoing strategic reassessment [...]

Stable softwood lumber prices in the US this month

Firm to higher prices were the rule on the heels of last week’s activity in the US. Some follow [...]

Kährs Group to build a wood pellet plant in Nybro, Sweden

Kährs Group is constructing a pellet plant in Nybro, Sweden. The new plant is to be operational in December [...]

Rising trend in EU wood pellets imports from the US continues this year

    US wood pellets exports to Europe have risen by 11% during the first nine months of [...]

Forecast: China to become British Columbia’s main forest products export market, surpassing the US

Canada’s key export-support organization boldly predicts China will surpass the United States as British Columbia’s top market [...]

Europe’s forests in danger: 100 million m3 of wood damages caused by storms and the bark beetle

The autumn storm "Vaia", which led to large-scale damages in the forests of northern Italy and southern Austria from [...]

Canfor to acquire Elliott Sawmilling in Estill, South Carolina for US$110 million

Canfor Corporation has entered into an agreement to purchase Elliott Sawmilling Co., Inc. located in Estill, South Carolina for a [...]

US softwood lumber prices dropped by 21% since June

In October, prices for softwood lumber in the U.S. dropped 10.3% - the largest decline since May 2011.  [...]