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Egger plans to build a wood-based materials plant in the US

During an official meeting with the Governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper, and representatives of local authorities, which took place [...]

Rising wood pellet production in the US

The US pellet plants have produced a total of 1,727 million tonnes of pellets during the first quarter of [...]

Japan’s Sumitomo acquires stake in Canadian wood pellet producer

Sumitomo Corporation has acquired 47.6% of the shares of the wood pellet manufacturer Pacific BioEnergy Corporation and made its [...]

US lumber prices on the rise through the end of July

Framing lumber prices went through strong increases in most species for a second consecutive week starting July 21st, in spite [...]

No duties for Brazilian sawnwood exports to the US market

On 30 June the United States government announced details of its annual review of the General System of Preferences which [...]

Canada-US softwood lumber agreement might be reached next month

A framework for a next 10-year softwood lumber agreement between Canada and the US might be reached in the [...]

US lumber prices hiked due to BC wildfires

Wildfires in the British Columbia Interior fueled heavy trading in framing lumber markets in the United States.    [...]

Canada- No. 1 sawnwood exporter in the world in 2016

Global sales from sawnwood exports by country amounted to US$34.6 billion in 2016.    Overall [...]

US hardwood exports to SEA and Greater China see strong growth in Q1/2017

US hardwood exports maintained upward momentum in the first quarter of 2017, with a strong gain Southeast Asia (SEA) and [...]

Wood prices in Canada might increase due to western wildfires

The rapidly spreading wildfires in British Columbia will cause the tightening of the wood products supply and price increases, due [...]