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Rayonier acquires Pope Resources

Rayonier Inc. and Pope Resources have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Rayonier will acquire all of the [...]

India is becoming a more attractive destination for American hardwood

A booming furniture market is expected to drive up demand for American hardwoods in India this year. With the total [...]

Hardwood lumber is included in the U.S.-China “Phase One” trade deal

The U.S. and China formalised a limited trade agreement today, signalling a truce in the nearly two-year trade [...]

Martinsons to increase lumber production capacity by 550,000 m3/year

The Swedish sawmill and building materials manufacturer Martinsons aims to increase the production capacity of its sawmills by 550,000 [...]

North America softwood lumber prices firm over 2019-end

As expected by most softwood lumber players at the end of last year, the generally buoyant demand for construction framing [...]

Global softwood lumber production is forecast to grow by 1.6% in 2020

In reviewing 2019, where Europe is grouped as “one region,” the five largest producers are Europe, the U.S., Canada [...]

Is 2020 going to be as horrible as 2019 for B.C. sawmills?

For B.C. sawmills and loggers, 2019 was an annus horribilis that they can only hope is not repeated in [...]

$99 million wood pellet production plant to be build in Alabama

Construction of a $99 million wood pellet production plant is planned for Demopolis, Alabama, the second announced in the state [...]

Forecast: Global lumber demand trends in 2020

Many in the industry will not remember 2019 positively. Simply put, most global markets were awash in wood, and all [...]

Major rise in German softwood lumber exports to China and U.S.

A significant surge in softwood lumber exports from Germany to China has been reported during the nine-month period of [...]