Southern US wood products industry affected by pine beetle infestation

The southern pine beetle is an extremely threat for the wood products industry in the southeastern US. This might also [...]

Reasons for declining hardwood consumption in Europe

The downward hardwood consumption trend is partly due to falling availability on the supply side – with hardwood harvesting levels constrained [...]

Rising softwood lumber prices affect US home buyers

The composite price of framing lumber used in house construction increased by 15% in the first three weeks of February [...]

Appetite for logs continues in China but not tropical logs

The firm appetite of Chinese companies for imported logs continued into 2016.     Total log imports topped [...]

Myanmar: 10% tax on sawnwood exports starting April 1

The Parliament in Myanmar has now confirmed the 10% Special Commodity Tax on all sawn timber export and local sales [...]

Germany’s sawn beech lumber exports to China on a downward trend

During 2016, Germany's sawn beech lumber exports didn't suffer any changes as compared to the whole year 2015 [...]

Swedish Martinsons increases CLT production capacity on strong demand

Swedish Martinsons is now commissioning its new production line for cross-laminated timber (CLT). This will increase the company's [...]

Booming 2017 start for Russian sawn timber exports

Russian sawn timber exports had a positive debut of the year.  During the first month of the current year Russia [...]
March 16, 2017 Daily News / Lumber / Sawmilling / Statistics / Global / Russia

British Columbia log exports to Asia reach record levels

British Columbia's forestry companies are currently facing a long-term decline in  annual allowable cut in the Interior, due [...]

Resolute files lawsuit against Greenpeace for false claims

Resolute Forest Products is filing a lawsuit against Greenpeace, stating the environment conservation group has been slanderous in its claims [...]
March 16, 2017 Daily News / Forestry / Global / North America