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Global MDF markets situation; consumption reaches 96,4 million m3

In 2017, the global MDF market amounted to 96.4 million m3, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

US decides not to go any further with Chinese plywood investigations

On February 15, four US plywood producers filed a petition at the US Department of Commerce complaining about the plywood [...]

Chinese wood products exports hit by Trump’s tariffs

The US Trade Representative has issued a list of products to which a 25% tariffs will be collected. The list [...]

Strong lumber markets in the US and Europe increased the global sawlog price by 10%

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]

Lumber prices in the US picked up again; trading experienced mix trends

Framing lumber trading in the US experienced mix trends during last week. While the rally in Canadian S-P-F [...]

Rise in US wooden furniture imports from Indonesia and India

US wooden furniture imports grew 1% in January to US$1.69 billion. Imports were 6% higher than in January [...]

WTO to establish two panels to rule on US lumber duties

At the request of Canada, the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) agreed on 9 April to establish two panels [...]

British Columbia softwood lumber exports to US crash in March

Softwood lumber exports from British Columbia to the United States plunged 20 per cent in March from a year ago [...]

Top 10 North American lumber producers in 2017

With few mill acquisitions, almost all of the production gains arose from improvements at existing mills. Of the top 40 [...]

BC wood invests CAD 7.8 million to promote Canadian wood overseas

Forestry Innovation Investment informed that the Government of British Columbia Province of Canada is investing CAD 7.8 million to [...]