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Lumber exports from British Columbia to China start to go down, as demand decreases

British Columbia's lumber exports to China are decreasing, as the country's slowing economic growth traces demand for one [...]

US softwood lumber production on the rise, while Canadian output falls

U.S. sawmills produced 32.441 billion board feet (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months of 2018 [...]

Roseburg completed purchase of MDF plant in Arkansas

Roseburg Forest Products and PotlatchDeltic Corporation informed the market that they have completed the previously announced purchase and sale of [...]

Universal Forest Products to acquire Wolverine Wood Products

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced that one of its affiliates has signed an agreement to purchase the operating assets of [...]

Lumber prices keep on rising in US

Sales of US framing lumber slowed as winter took a toll on consumption across the continent. Snow in the Northwest [...]

International Forest Products acquires a major UK distributor of timber and panel products

International Forest Products LLC (IFP) is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire all of the equity of Price and [...]

Slowdown in Chinese lumber imports in 2018; weaker demand and price uncertainty due to trade war with US

China's demand for logs and lumber grew in 2018 as compared to 2017, but most of the gains were [...]

Record year for Western Forest Products, despite paying $43 million in softwood lumber duties

Despite paying up more than $43 million in softwood lumber duties, Western Forest Products managed to realize a profit of [...]

New Zealand wood on a high demand as China shuns US exports; export prices near records

Forestry prices in New Zealand — one of the world’s largest timber exporters — are near record highs, thanks largely to [...]

Canadian lumber giants face huge forestry sector crisis

Last week, Canfor Corp. announced that it temporarily curtailed operations at three of its sawmills in British Columbia, because of [...]