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Archives: December 2020

US DoC announces increased duties on 21 Chinese exporters and producers of flooring and plywood

The Decorative Hardwood Association (DHA) is reporting that the U.S. Department of Commerce has completed its review of hardwood [...]

Sweden: Bark beetle infestation at a new record level in 2020

In total, about eight million cubic meters of spruce forest have been damaged in Sweden, despite the fact that the [...]

Andritz supplies second MDF production line to Starwood, Turkey

Andritz has received an order from Starwood Orman Urunleri Sanayi A.S. to supply a fiber production line to its [...]

Wooden surfaces can help in fight against spread of coronavirus

The survival of viruses on wooden surfaces is studied in a project started last summer by the universities of Eastern [...]

Prices for imported softwood timber have skyrocketed in China

Market demand recovery, the ban on imports of Australian logs and rising ocean freight rates have recently triggered a sharp [...]

Continued unseasonably strong demand sends N. American lumber prices higher

U.S. housing starts were mostly flat in 2019. At this time last year, softwood lumber sales improved markedly and [...]

BSW to acquire the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK

BSW has acquired the Building and Supply Solutions division of SCA Wood UK, which includes the manufacture and distribution of [...]

Likely that US-China trade rivalry will continue under Biden

President Donald Trump spent much of his term setting up Beijing as Washington's greatest political and economic adversary. Do [...]

Expanding opportunities for lesser used certified hardwoods in Europe

Responding to the overall decline in availability of the commercially most popular tropical species, particularly if certified, and the objective [...]

What will be the trend of wood prices in North America in 2021?

In 2020, the North American lumber prices have gone in unexpected ways while coming out from an exceptional situation. Softwood [...]