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Sweden: Wood infested by the bark beetle double as compared to last year

Damage to spruce forest is extensive following the spruce bark beetle outbreak over the past 12 months.    [...]

Falling sawlog prices across the world

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year [...]

US plywood producers want to stop certification for Brazilian wood; claim plywood exports are defective

Ten plywood producers in the United States have filed for a court order to stop the certification of Brazilian lumber [...]

NAFTA rules in favour of Canada in lumber dispute with U.S.

Canada has won a victory over the U.S. in the two country's long running trade dispute over softwood [...]

Vietnam suspects China in recent plywood export surge

Vietnam suspects that a surge in plywood exports to the U.S. is actually coming from Chinese firms looking to [...]

Canada: Recent trends in wholesale and retail softwood lumber prices

Canadian retail prices for framing lumber rose 34% in 2018 compared to 2016 driven by a confluence of factors in [...]

Interfor to permanently close Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Interfor Corp. plans to permanently close its Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, B.C., affecting more than 100 workers.  [...]

Swiss Krono produced the first MDF board in the plant in Barnwel, USA

On August 24, 2019, Swiss Krono produced the first MDF board in the new MDF HDF plant in Barnwell, South [...]

Pfleiderer Group increases output capacities at Grajewo production plant

In July Pfleiderer Group launched a new melamine faced chipboard (MFC) production line at its Grajewo production plant. The new [...]