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Archives: May 2019

Leading Russian timber companies plan to increase exports to North America

Leading Russian timber companies plan to significantly increase exports of their unprocessed timber and pulp to Canada and the U [...]

U.S. hardwood industry hit hard by trade war with China

The U.S. hardwood lumber industry has a heavy reliance on export markets for its survival, and is being devastated [...]

Tolko announces downtime at Armstrong and Soda Creek lumber operations, citing high log costs, weak market conditions

Tolko Industries announced its Armstrong and Soda Creek lumber operations would take downtime during the weeks of May 27 and [...]

US/China dispute undermining confidence of African wood products traders

The likely impact of a prolonged trade dispute between China and the US is undermining the confidence of producers.  [...]

EPAL to license CP pallets production in India

The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) informed that since May 1, 2019 it has had its first licensee for [...]

Vietnam: Investments in production capacity needed for boosting wood products exports

Vietnam's wood and forestry product export turnover reached over US$9.3 billion in 2018, accounting for more than [...]

US lumber prices fell sharply last week

Trading remained a grind, as sellers stepped up efforts to move prompt loadings while buyers limited purchases to must-have [...]

US turning to Vietnamese plywood, as trade with China slows

While U.S. imports of hardwood plywood are flat, imports from Vietnam are growing rapidly amid declines in the China [...]

Prices of wood pellets in Austria drop in May

The May price of wood pellets in Austria has dropped as both compared to the previous month, as well as [...]

Sweden: The notified area of final felling rises sharply due to bark beetle attacks

The notified area of final felling in Sweden increased by 13% in April compared with the corresponding month in 2018 [...]