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Archives: November 2019

ISC 2019 story 2: Canadian lumber industry in crisis after crisis; U.S. lumber supported by rising construction sector

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]

Analysis of global cross-laminated timber (CLT) production capacities in 2020

In 2020, worldwide CLT production will amount to over 2 million m³ due to numerous large-scale projects. Central Europe [...]

Finland: Prices of logs expected to drop sharply this year and in 2020

Due to the downward trend and lower production volumes in Finland's wood products industry, the average stumpage prices of [...]

Slowdown in U.S. furniture imports as shipments from China crash

U.S. furniture imports fell in the first half, a result of a double-digit drop in shipments from China [...]

ISC 2019 story 1: Is the bark beetle crisis the new ”normal”?

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]

Tolko to permanently close Kelowna mill

Tolko Industries says it will permanently close its Kelowna mill on Jan. 8, after it was indefinetely curtailed in September [...]

Global wood pellet demand – current and projection

The size of the global wood pellet market for 2019 was estimated to be valued at over U.S. $8 [...]

Sweden’s Sodra to extend production stoppages at its sawmills due to spruce bark beetle infestation

Södra has decided to extend production stoppages at its sawmills during the Christmas and New Year period. The move [...]

Interfor reports $35.6 million net loss in Q3, increased US production

Interfor Corporation recorded a net loss in Q3’19 of $35.6 million, or $0.53 per share, compared to [...]

Finland: Oversupply in sawnwood markets reduces export prices

Oversupply in key export markets is reflected in the average export price of Finland’s sawnwood. The average export price [...]