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Vietnam shows increasing hunger for American wood

Vietnam has been moving towards building a sustainable wood processing industry that uses legal materials in accordance with international and [...]

US lumber prices continue rising trend at the end of June

The frenzied pace of trading in many US framing lumber species in recent weeks gave way to a calmer tone [...]

China’s imports of US forest products were down 43% in January-April 2019

The flow of lumber, logs and pulp from the US to China has fallen sharply since the US government initiated [...]

Norbord resumes operations at its OSB mill in High Level

Norbord Inc. reported that its OSB mill in High Level, Alberta was cleared to restart, and safely resumed normal operations [...]

Conifex to sell Fort St. James sawmill to Hampton Lumber

Conifex Timber Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with Hampton Lumber for the sale of [...]

Major global lumber-exporting countries increased their shipments in early 2019

The uptick in demand for lumber continued in early 2019, with most of the major lumber-exporting countries increasing their [...]

Skyrocketing lumber prices in US as Canadian curtailments crisis escalates

News broke last Monday of another mill closure in British Columbia, which shifted trading in most framing lumber species to [...]

Negative performance for the US forest industry in April and May

US forest industry performance in April and May was recently reported by both the US government and the Institute for [...]

Chinese tariffs will result in closing sawmills in US and falling hardwood prices

24% of hardwood produced in the United States is exported to China and 22% is exported to other countries. The [...]

More than 600 companies urge Trump to end tariffs on Chinese imports

Companies across a wide array of industries have almost uniformly opposed the Trump administration's plan to expand a 25 [...]