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Archives: 2019

How many BC sawmills have taken downtime so far?

Hardly a week goes by that we’re not hearing of new sawmill curtailments or closures in B.C.  For [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices shifting downwards in April, but higher yoy

The prices for roundwood in Finland have increased significantly during April 2019, as compared to the same period last year [...]

US DoC must take another look at its tariff calculation of hardwood plywood imported from China

The U.S. Department of Commerce must take another look at its tariff calculation of hardwood plywood imported from China [...]

China: Prices of main wood commodities in April 2019

    This index contains the April 2019 updated prices of logs and lumber from the two major [...]

Brazil’s wood products exports drop sharply in April 2019

In April 2019, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined 19% in value compared to [...]

Canadian lumber industry struggles with trade disputes and climate change

    The Canadian softwood lumber industry has to handle two of the biggest challenges in its history [...]

Current trends in the Russian wood-based panel market

Russian wood-based panels consumption raised to historic records of 12.9 million m3 (12% year-on-year increase) during [...]

West Fraser to curtail production at five sawmills

West Fraser announced temporary production curtailments during which all mill activities will be curtailed for one week in June at [...]

Kronospan plans a new plant in Russia’s Far East

Kronospan plans to produce wood boards on the the territory of advanced development of Primorye, located in Far East Russia [...]

Canfor to permanently close Vavenby sawmill; sells cutting rights to Interfor

Canadian Canfor Corporation announced today it will be closing its Vavenby sawmill in British Columbia this July following an orderly [...]