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Global supply chain chaos can worsen this year

According to a survey conducted by Container Xchange, a container leasing and trading platform, among 800 practitioners in the logistics [...]

North American lumber prices are up 30% in February

   Lumber has surged nearly 30% so far this month in step with the wider rally in global commodities [...]

China’s quarantine requirements on imported pine logs and lumber came into force

The General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) released Decree 110, entitled quarantine requirements on [...]

Georgia-Pacific to invest US$20 million in South Carolina OSB mill

Georgia-Pacific has announced that it will be investing $20 million in its Alcolu, South Carolina OSB mill. The project [...]

Tightening sawlog supply in US South

The US South's softwood industry has enormous potential for a variety of reasons. The region has a significant forest [...]

Falling softwood log inventories in China

GWMI industry sources in China reported that softwood log inventories at the country’s main ocean ports totalled 5.3 [...]

North American lumber surges again as supplies shrink

Lumber is on a tear again, bringing back the specter of increasing construction costs.    Lumber futures [...]

Canadian lumber giants expand into U.S., amid fight over tariffs

The U.S. South is becoming an increasingly important lumber supplier in North America, bolstered by Canadian companies gaining easy [...]

US lumber prices crash 30% in 2 weeks

   Lumber prices have plummeted 30% over the past two weeks as the housing market cools down.   [...]