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Global softwood lumber prices keep on going up during Q1/2018

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North [...]

US costs of homebuilding increasing due to lumber tariffs

Last week, Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, addressed attendees at the National Association of [...]

Canadian lumber companies announce large capacity expansions in the US

As lumber costs remain at historically high levels, lumber companies are investing those profits into strengthening their positions and increasing [...]

Germany: Positive forecasts for woodworking machines orders in 2018

German woodworking machines manufacturers have increased production by 10.4% in 2017, to EUR 3.2 billion.     [...]

Global trends for the forestry industry in Q1/2018

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) jumped 5.1% q-o-q in the 1Q/18 to reach its highest [...]

US lumber prices stagnate at record levels

A second muted week of trading since the U.S. holiday generated cracks in prices of framing lumber.    [...]

Canada will impose tariffs on US plywood imports

Canada has recently announced it would impose tariffs on plywood and other products imported from the US.     [...]

Overview of trends in the U.S. particleboard market

The U.S. particleboard market totalled 22.8M cubic metres in 2017, 4.6M cubic metres (or 17%) less than [...]

Canfor invests $40 million in upgrading South US sawmill

Canfor Southern Pine, a leading integrated forest products company, has announced it will upgrade its existing sawmill near Camden in [...]

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in the US increased significantly in Q1/2018

During the first quarter of 2018, there were substantial increases in wood costs for pulpmills in Western US and Canada [...]