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Archives: 2019

Australia’s woodchip industry hit by US-China trade war as shipments cancelled

Australia's $1.4-billion plantation woodchip industry has been dragged into the US-China trade war, with a number [...]

U.S. slaps China with antidumping duties on wooden cabinets of up to 250%

The U.S. trade conflict with China may not have spared the kitchen sink, or even kitchen cabinets, as Washington [...]

Falling profits for North American sawmills in the past year

Costs for sawlogs declined in most major regions around the world in the first half of 2019. However, lumber prices [...]

Bergs Timber to reduce production at its Swedish sawmills; bark beetle and oversupply blamed

The spruce beetle infestation in Central Europe has continued during the summer and the situation is serious in several parts [...]

Largest US hardwood supplier to close a sawmill due to trade war with China

The largest North American hardwood supplier will close one of its Washington sawmills because of the U.S.-China trade [...]

SmartLam aims to become North America’s largest CLT producer

SmartLam aims to produce 17.2 million cubic feet of annual CLT production by 2022. Smartlam says that it has [...]

Rise in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood increased 12% to 405,600 MT in the first half of 2019 compared to [...]

European softwood logs exports to China triple as the bark beetle infestation ravages forests

As the bark beetle infestation ravages European forests and consequently the supply of logs has increased sharply, exports are exponentially [...]

The 67th International Softwood Conference 2019 to be organized in Antwerp

Antwerp, on the crossroads of international trade and a major harbour for wood and wood products, will be the host [...]