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Archives: November 2019

China: Many timber processing plants in Guangdong cease production

Many timber processing plants in Guangdong Province have stopped or limited their production recently due to local environment protection policy [...]

US investigates imported Vietnamese plywood

The import tariff on Vietnamese plywood in the US market is in range of 0–8%; meanwhile, the anti-dumping [...]

ISC 2019 story 3: China-Engine of the worldwide timber industry starts to give signs of failure

Between 16 and 18 October 2019 the 67th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Antwerp in the [...]

Low prices for Finnish pine sawn timber in China

According to some Chinese importers, a large number of new Finnish pine sawn timber products will enter China's market [...]

B.C. forest industry trade mission finds new markets in China

B.C. forest products continue to find a growing market in China as diplomatic tensions with Canada have eased.  [...]

Downward trend in U.S. softwood lumber production; Canadian output continues falling trend

U.S. sawmills produced 23.737 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first eight months of 2019 [...]

Södra seeks to invest in additional cross-laminated timber (CLT) production capacity

    Södra Wood will invest into a pilot plant for CLT production. The idea behind the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]