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USNR to sign contract with Tschopp Holzindustrie AG for new sawline

At the end of 2020, USNR signed a contract with Tschopp Holzindustrie AG in Buttisholz, Switzerland, for a complete new [...]

Declining world softwood lumber trade in 2020

In the first three quarters of 2020, the largest softwood lumber flows in the world declined.     [...]

China: Many softwood log prices have soared after the New Year’s Day holiday

After the New Year's holiday, many log traders are worried about future market uncertainties, and many softwood prices have [...]

Northwest Hardwoods’ bankruptcy approved

Global lumber supplier Northwest Hardwoods secured a Delaware bankruptcy judge's approval last Wednesday to immediately put its Chapter 11 [...]

Japanese save CLT manufacturer Katerra from bankruptcy

The Japanese SoftBank has saved the US CLT manufacturer Katerra from bankruptcy with a cash injection of US $ 200 million [...]

Vietnam to tighten timber laws to avoid US tariff threats

Vietnam’s wood industry, under investigation by the U.S. Trade Representative for allegedly importing illegally harvested or traded timber [...]

U.S. hardwood sector faces multiple issues from trade wars to changing consumption patterns

The biggest issue the hardwood industry faces is loss in domestic consumption. International hardwood export, Michael Snow, comments on key [...]

North American lumber pricing surge expected to persist in 2021

An unexpected rebound in wood product prices in December was boosting profits for Canadian forestry companies but leaving homeowners and [...]