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2021 global wood pellet markets outlook

After 2023 there is limited future growth forecast in the industrial wood pellet market. Europe and the UK will have [...]

US homebuilders urge Biden to help ease skyrocketing lumber prices

The biggest U.S. homebuilders group urged the Biden administration to help increase lumber supply, saying record-high costs threaten [...]

Global lumber producers see their profitability go up substantially in 2020

Times have been good for lumber producers in 2020, with profitability rising worldwide. Most important lumber producing countries have had [...]

North America: Strong demand sends softwood lumber prices higher

At a time of year when home builders and retailers — the end users for lumber products — are usually making their [...]

Interfor continues expansion in US South

Lumber giant Interfor Corp. is buying a sawmill in South Carolina from WestRock Co. for US$59 million in cash [...]

UK’s Drax to acquire Canadian wood pellet producer Pinnacle

UK utility Drax has signed an agreement to acquire Canadian wood pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy for C$385mn (£226mn [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber at main timber distribution markets in January 2021

This index contains the latest update (January 2021) for prices of lumber from three major timber distribution markets in China [...]

Interfor eyes growth by acquisition as lumber prices lift Q4/2020 profits

The CEO of Interfor Corp. says profits from strong lumber markets mean the company is well-positioned to add to [...]