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Archives: May 2021

N. American sawmill production capacity at highest levels since Great Recession

North American softwood sawmill capacity increased by 1.4 billion board feet in the last year, according to Forisk. Most [...]

Vietnamese wood product exports post 50.5% surge in the first four months

The export turnover of Vietnam's wood and wood products hit 4.99 billion USD in the first four months [...]

US lumber producers applaud the doubling of tariffs, homebuilders angry

The U.S. Department of Commerce says it will seek to double tariff rates on most Canadian softwood lumber, angering [...]

European Sawmill Industry notices shortage of sawnwood on the market

When the pandemic first emerged in China in January 2020 and then broke out in Europe and the US a [...]

U.S. Commerce Department to double tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber

The U.S. Department of Commerce issued its preliminary determination in the second administrative review of Canadian softwood lumber imports [...]

Prices for New Zealand log exports to China continue to rise in May

Despite a strengthening NZD, the At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for New Zealand exported logs in May increased an average [...]

Russia to set new duties on export of green lumber

From July 1, 2021, Russia introduces new duties on the export of green lumber with a moisture content  exceeding 22 [...]

Finnish pine lumber is in short supply in China; prices extremely high

According to Chinese importers contacted by GWMI, the supply of Finnish pine lumber in China's domestic market continues to [...]