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Global trade in softwood lumber driven up by Chinese huge demand

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record high of 121 million m3 [...]

Top North American softwood lumber producers

Top 40 Canadian and US softwood lumber producers held a steady production growth in 2016, due to the cooperation of [...]

Arauco construction of US particleboard plant underway

Arauco conducted recently the ground-breaking ceremonies for its new, state-of-the-art, USD 400 million particleboard plant located [...]

Mercer completed acquisition of Germany’s largest sawmill from Klausner

Mercer International Inc. announced that it has completed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Mercer Timber Products GmbH , its previously announced [...]

U.S. bill could drive the use of wood pellets

US lawmakers have recently passed a spending bill that could push the U.S. government agencies to promote burning wood [...]

US duties lead Canada to drive wood exports to China

A further rise in the US tariffs on Canadian softwood might lead to a lumber exports increase to China and [...]

US the main destination for China’s wooden furniture exports

The value of China’s wooden furniture exports (including wooden seats) was US$22.3 billion in 2016, a year [...]

Canada and the US have slight chances to resolve lumber dispute by mid-August

By the time talks of renewing NAFTA start in mid-August, there are small chances for Canada and the US [...]

US lumber prices lowered, while buyers revived sales

Buyers of framing lumber in the US recovered their businesses after weeks on the sidelines. Producers of various species seeking [...]

US housing starts predicted to rise 8.4% in 2017

The US National Association of Realtors’ mid-year forecast projects that housing starts will reach 1.27 million this year [...]