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Market implications of West Fraser’s acquisition of Norbord

West Fraser Timber Company, a leading supplier of lumber and other wood products extensively used in the building and construction [...]

North American softwood lumber prices recover as demand improves

It’s unbelievable for this time of year and if someone had predicted it a month ago they would have [...]

Japanese wood pellet imports expected to exceed 2 million tons in 2020

Japan imported a record 1.6 million metric tons of wood pellets last year, primarily from Vietnam and Canada. Wood [...]

India: Log and lumber demand expected to recover starting December

Manufacturing and construction will be relatively quiet in India until late November due to the Diwali festival. Economists suggest this [...]

Largest hardwood producer in US files for bankruptcy due to Covid-19 pandemic

Northwest Hardwoods Inc., the largest hardwood lumber producer in US, retreated into Chapter 11 in Delaware early Monday, saying fallout [...]

U.S.DoC reduces countervailing, anti-dumping duties for B.C. lumber producers

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday reduced its penalties against imports of Canadian lumber, primarily from B.C [...]

China: Purchase prices of European spruce logs on the rise

Softwood log inventory in China has reduced by approximately 17% over the last month to 3.6m m3.   [...]

Finland: Roundwood price overview (Oct. 2020)

The average price for pine logs in Finland was EUR 55.2 per cubic metre, and the price for spruce [...]

Stora Enso ready to deliver cross-laminated timber to the US market

Stora Enso has received approval for producing and delivering cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels to the United States in accordance [...]

US lumber prices increase again against normal seasonal slowdown

US lumber futures have rallied in November, fueled by strong home construction and remodeling activity amid the pandemic.   [...]