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ISC 2020: The Covid-19 pandemic impact on the softwood market

On 8 October 2020 the 68th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held for the first time ever online [...]

Global wood fiber markets in 2Q/20

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing fiber price indices [...]

Lumber prices high across British Columbia as mills struggle to meet demand

Increased demand and a lack of supply have sent lumber prices soaring across British Columbia, while lumber mills work at [...]

USTR to start investigation on Vietnam timber imports

At the direction of President Donald J. Trump, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is initiating an [...]

Lumber companies in the US reached record profits

Record high lumber prices in the US, stable income for residual chips, and slightly lower costs for sawlogs moved 2Q [...]

Global housing markets to face tougher year in 2021

Most major housing markets won’t keep up with consumer price inflation in 2021 and are faced with multiple downside [...]

Most N. American softwood lumber prices remain level

There was more confusion in the North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber market last week as prices of most [...]

Covid 19 recovery to cause high wood prices and low wood availability

Recently, concerns were raised regarding the mounting pressure on the availability of wood in Europe which is likely to impact [...]