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Drop in U.S. lumber production; Canadian output hit hard

U.S. sawmills in the first six months of 2019 produced 17.602 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

West Fraser to reduce lumber production capacity in B.C. up to 25%

West Fraser announced it will introduce variable operating schedules at five of its British Columbia sawmills that will result in [...]

Trends in global pellet prices and trade

The global wood pellets market revenue amounted to $5,359.9B in 2018, rising by 6.8% against the previous [...]

Falling sawlog prices across the world

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year [...]

US plywood producers want to stop certification for Brazilian wood; claim plywood exports are defective

Ten plywood producers in the United States have filed for a court order to stop the certification of Brazilian lumber [...]

NAFTA rules in favour of Canada in lumber dispute with U.S.

Canada has won a victory over the U.S. in the two country's long running trade dispute over softwood [...]

Canada: Recent trends in wholesale and retail softwood lumber prices

Canadian retail prices for framing lumber rose 34% in 2018 compared to 2016 driven by a confluence of factors in [...]

Interfor to permanently close Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Interfor Corp. plans to permanently close its Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, B.C., affecting more than 100 workers.  [...]

List of timber products affected by China’s new retaliatory tariffs

The U.S.- China trade war tensions heightens once more as Beijing announced a new round of retaliatory tariffs on [...]

US investment group takes over Pfleiderer

On 21 August, the EU Commission approved the acquisition of a majority stake in Pfleiderer Group SA by US financial [...]