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One Canfor shareholder to oppose takeover offer

One of Canfor Corporation’s shareholders says it will oppose the pending acquisition of the remaining Canfor shares by Great [...]

China: Price index for imported sawn timber

This price guide contains the most update prices of imported sawn timber at main distribution markets in China.   [...]

North American softwood lumber prices on the rise

The business of manufacturing and distributing North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber is directly tied to US home building [...]

Norbord reports lower revenues due to lower panel prices in Europe, falling N. American OSB prices

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $33 million in the third quarter of 2019 compared to $36 million in the [...]

Swedish sawmills export less to Europe; more to Africa, China and US

Swedish sawmills delivered less softwood lumber to European destinations in the first eight months of 2019 (-7%). By contrast, deliveries [...]

Canadian mills’ problems drive up lumber prices in U.S.

Beetles, tariffs and mill closures have cut into Canada’s share of the U.S. lumber market, lifting prices by [...]

Largest hardwood producer in US closes two sawmills this month as trade war impacts industry

Tacoma, Washington-based Northwest Hardwoods will close its Mount Vernon, Washington and Maury River, Virginia mills in November, laying off [...]

Vietnam: Growing opportunities to forge new wood products business links in the US

Vietnam’s exports of wood products increased significantly in the first 9 months, most notably exports to the US rose [...]

Video: Why 25 B.C. lumber mills have stopped operating?

The heavily interconnected B.C. forestry sector is facing a crisis as 25 mills have ceased operating this year, leaving [...]