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USDA decided the dates for referendum on softwood lumber research and promotion program

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced on the 15th of February that it will [...]

LignaTerra announced $30 million investment in cross-laminated timber plant in Maine

LignaTerra will build a $30 million Cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber products plant in Millinocket (ME, United [...]

Plywood companies in China file petitions against US antidumping duties

Chinese plywood producers, exporters and domestic importers have filed appeals at the US Court of International Trade, relating to antidumping [...]

Interfor’s huge US South sawmill plan to be decided by mid-2018

Interfor carries on to evaluate a greenfield sawmill opportunity in the central region of the US South. The company expects [...]

Lumber prices in the US on the rise, despite lowered consumption

Prices for framing lumber in the US continued to rise in all species during last week. Yet, trading cooled down [...]

Chinese buyers avoid sawmills in the US to buy logs; lumber market tightens

Logs buyers in China have been getting used to purchase the logs directly from exporters, avoiding sawmills in the US [...]

Japan: Wood products demand projection for 2018; imported lumber from Europe and N. America to drop

The Japanese Forestry Agency recently held a meeting for wood products demand projection for the first half of 2018. Imported [...]

Lack of deal with Canada makes the US to turn its eyes to European softwood lumber

The US has imported 67% more softwood lumber from the European Union countries in 2017, as compared to 2016, as [...]

Norbord announced records earnings for 2017, due to strong wood-based panels market

    Nordbord has released financial results for full year 2017, with record earning for its business worldwide [...]