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The recovery of lumber production capacity in N. America is not as easy as imagined

Although the price of lumber rose sharply during this period, Canadian production capacity did not increase significantly.    [...]

US lumber importers are driving buying mania for European lumber

Facing skyrocketing lumber prices at home, US importers are driving competition for European wood, and winning.     [...]

North American lumber increase even further as sales volumes remain high

A severe lack of supply along with unrelenting demand sent North American softwood lumber prices up once again for the [...]

China will have a serious softwood logs supply problem starting 2022

Even if China increases imports from Europe and New Zealand, there will be a gap of of 8.66 million [...]

Canadian lumber giants expand production capacity in US

North American lumber companies plan to ramp up production by expanding existing mills as strong home construction fuels the need [...]

Drax to build three new pellet plants in Arkansas

Drax Group will begin constructing the first of three new ‘satellite’ pellet plants in Arkansas.    The [...]

Global trade of wood chips dropped sharply in 2020

Global trade of wood chips, which are mainly used by pulpmills, grew from about 21 million tons in 2009 to [...]

The global timber crisis is expected to continue for a long time

The global shortage of timber is getting worse. Due to the superposition of various factors such as strong housing demand [...]