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Archives: February 2020

Coronavirus: Chinese timber markets still closed; return to normal operations postponed

   Affected by the coronavirus epidemic, timber markets around China chose to postpone the return to normal operations. According [...]

Kronospan to invest € 200 million in its Chirk, Wales plant

   Kronospan is investing € 200 million in its site in Chirk, Wales as part of its Vision 2020 program [...]

British Columbia forest sector’s problems not solved by reduced duties

News the U.S. government plans to reduce duties on Canadian softwood lumber is good for B.C. lumber producers [...]

Challenging market for European sawmills

The fourth quarter was disappointing many European sawmills, but a more balanced market can be expected. The market for sawn [...]

Mild weather impacts Södra’s harvesting planning

   Mild weather during the autumn and winter period has impacted harvesting operations in some parts of Södra [...]

China halves tariffs on $75 Billion in U.S. goods, including wood products

   China announced Thursday that it will cut existing tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods in [...]

Very low timber inventories in China

The overall timber domestic inventories in China are currently low, Chinese sources reveal.     As of today [...]

U.S. wood pellet exports reach 7 million tons in 2019

   U.S. exported 541,893.4 metric tons of wood pellets in December, bringing total pellet exports for [...]

US lumber prices move up; sharp reduction in Canadian lumber producers duty rates

As the Softwood Lumber Dispute V file winds it’s way through the usual US domestic as well as international [...]

French government to require 50% timber in all new public buildings

     As part of the French governments push for sustainable urban development all new public buildings financed [...]