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ISC 2019 story 3: China-Engine of the worldwide timber industry starts to give signs of failure

Between 16 and 18 October 2019 the 67th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Antwerp in the [...]

Low prices for Finnish pine sawn timber in China

According to some Chinese importers, a large number of new Finnish pine sawn timber products will enter China's market [...]

B.C. forest industry trade mission finds new markets in China

B.C. forest products continue to find a growing market in China as diplomatic tensions with Canada have eased.  [...]

North American softwood lumber prices flat in November

A couple of weeks ago it was panel (OSB and plywood) prices that saw spectacular rebounds; this week, Douglas fir [...]

Södra seeks to invest in additional cross-laminated timber (CLT) production capacity

    Södra Wood will invest into a pilot plant for CLT production. The idea behind the [...]

ISC 2019 story 2: Canadian lumber industry in crisis after crisis; U.S. lumber supported by rising construction sector

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]

Analysis of global cross-laminated timber (CLT) production capacities in 2020

In 2020, worldwide CLT production will amount to over 2 million m³ due to numerous large-scale projects. Central Europe [...]

Finland: Prices of logs expected to drop sharply this year and in 2020

Due to the downward trend and lower production volumes in Finland's wood products industry, the average stumpage prices of [...]

Slowdown in U.S. furniture imports as shipments from China crash

U.S. furniture imports fell in the first half, a result of a double-digit drop in shipments from China [...]

ISC 2019 story 1: Is the bark beetle crisis the new ”normal”?

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]