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Wood starts to gradually replace concrete, as wooden skycrapers spread across the world

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world’s tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now [...]

Forestry summer slowdown affects pellet producers in North America

Follow-through from unstoppable demand for solid wood products at the end of 2017 lead to robust lumber sales through [...]

New import rules for US hardwood logs in EU

The new EU implementing directive 2019/523 of 21 March 2019 (available on request) concerns the protection measures against the [...]

U.S. removes some Chinese furniture from planned 10% tariffs

The Trump administration is sparing some Chinese-made household furniture  from its next rounds of 10% tariffs.    [...]

Value of British Columbia’s softwood lumber shipments to US in H1 plunges 25%

The value of B.C. softwood shipments into the United States has plunged 25 per cent as American duties and [...]

Conifex expects further reduction in lumber shipments

Conifex Timber Inc. reported results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.  The company incurred net loss [...]

US hardwood industry sees opportunities in the Indian market

The market for American hardwoods in India is on its way to fulfil its true potential over the course of [...]

Conifex to indefinitely curtail its El Dorado sawmill; citing low lumber prices

  Conifex Timber Inc. announced that it is indefinitely curtailing operations at its El Dorado sawmill.   The curtailment is [...]

Billionaire Jim Pattinson makes offer to take over Canfor private for almost US$ 1 billion

Jim Pattison's Great Pacific Capital Corp. has made an offer to buy the rest of Canfor Corp. it does [...]