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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 [...]

2020 wood pellet market forecast: European pellet demand to outpace supply

The biomass market faces unprecedented demand levels in 2020, with upcoming base-load power generation capacity due to add around [...]

Global lumber market trends in 2020

In North America at least, 2019 will be remembered as the hangover from the 2018 first-half price spike that [...]

Vietnam suspends some plywood exports to the U.S. to avoid the transit of Chinese products

Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade announced it would suspend some plywood exports to the U.S.    [...]

Slight decline in U.S. softwood lumber production for Jan.-Oct. 2019

U.S. sawmills produced 29.909 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 10 months of 2019 [...]

Resolute Forest acquires Conifex Timber’s 3 U.S. sawmills

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced it will acquire Conifex Timber Inc. 's three U.S. sawmills for $163 million, plus [...]

Global output of wood products is at 70-year high

The global production and trade of major wood products such as industrial roundwood, sawnwood and wood-based panels have surged [...]