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Canadian lumber exports and prices to the US collapse in Q1/2019

The value of Canadian lumber exports to U.S. fell 20.4% to $1.03 billion y-o-y in [...]

Tolko to permanently close its Quest Wood sawmill

Canadian Tolko Industries Ltd. announced the permanent closure of its Quest Wood sawmill in Quesnel and a reduction from two [...]

US lumber prices declined last week

A muted trading pace prevailed across much of the US lumber market. Green Douglas Fir remained the primary exception, as [...]

French flooring giant Tarkett moves all its production facilities from Canada to the US

 French Tarkett is transitioning all manufacturing activities from Waterloo, Ontario and Truro, Nova Scotia in Canada to manufacturing locations in [...]

Antwerp to host this year’s International Softwood Conference

Antwerp, on the crossroads of international trade and a major harbour for wood and wood products, will be the host [...]

Pulpwood prices in North America on the rise in 1Q/19

Prices for pulplogs and wood chips moved up slightly in the US in the 1Q/19 while they were unchanged [...]

US housing starts approach two-year low

U.S. homebuilding dropped to a near two-year low in March, pulled down by persistent weakness in the singlefamily [...]

Lumber prices in US rise for the 2nd consecutive week

Trading in framing lumber took a step back from the prior week’s more active pace. Price trends covered the [...]