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Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down seven percent [...]

Global sawlog prices reach highest level in 4 years

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance requests anti-dumping duties on imports from China

The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance has filed an anti-dumping petition against their competitors in China, claiming the Chinese government [...]

Swanson Group to permanently close its Glendale sawmill in Oregon

Swanson Group has announced that it will permanently close its Glendale, Oregon, sawmill, which has been operated by the Swanson [...]

Lawsuit against the EU questions the inclusion of wood biomass as ‘renewable energy’

A group of plaintiffs from Estonia, France, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the US are filing a lawsuit against the [...]

Canada: Sawmill production falls into a lower gear

The recent lumber curtailments of major Canadian lumber producers, announced back in the fall and winter of 2018, have seriously [...]

Canfor completes acquisition of major stake in Swedish Vida Group

Canfor has completed its purchase of 70% of the Vida Group. The Vida Group is Sweden’s largest privately-owned [...]

Weather conditions weaken the US lumber market

Weather conditions continued to thwart the US softwood lumber trading. Buyers and sellers in US acknowledged that they were tiring [...]

Fibreboard market to experience high revenue growth through 2028

The progress experienced in the setup of urban infrastructures has significantly promoted the demand for fibreboard. This trend is not [...]