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Archives: August 2020

New record wood product prices boost shares for Canadian lumber producers

New record high prices for lumber and wood panel products thanks to continuing robust demand from renovation and new home [...]

Softwood lumber prices continue to rise further as North American housing starts break records

Softwood lumber prices just kept climbing last week as Canadian housing starts and home prices for July broke records. US [...]

Australia’s softwood logs export hits record in June as Chinese demand is very active

Australia’s softwood log exports exploded to a new monthly record in June, with total exports reaching a massive 590 [...]

Europe lumber suppliers to US benefit from record prices

The prices of exported lumber from Europe to the United States has doubled for European suppliers since mid-April. With [...]

Germany deploys army in forests in the fight against the bark beetle

In the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate, the German army has been deployed to fight against bark beetles. In the neighboring [...]

World’s largest MDF plant to be build in China

With the construction of an 80 meter long CPS +, DIEFFENBACHER sets a record for the world's longest continuous press [...]

Downward trend in Russian sawn timber prices persists

The Russian sawn timber market has remained challenging for both traders and distributors in June, with wholesale prices still at [...]

Implications for the forest industry of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement

The EU is one of the top 5 markets for wood and wood products (W&WP) exported from Vietnam [...]

BC forest industry going full-tilt due to record-breaking lumber prices

Finally, some good news for B.C.’s forestry sector. After hundreds of jobs were lost and a number of [...]

Skyrocketing lumber prices threaten the US economy

As the US fights to rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing — the one bright spot for [...]