North America

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.   [...]

US to reduce tariffs on most softwood producers, raise them for West Fraser

With its latest preliminary review on Canadian softwood lumber shipments, the U.S. Department of Commerce is indicating it will [...]

Long delivery times impact North American lumber prices

Heavy negotiations went on between customers and lumber suppliers, as prices had drifted higher over recent weeks but delivery times [...]

US to reduce duties on most Canadian softwood lumber producers

The US Department of Commerce issued its preliminary determination in their Third Administrative Review of certain softwood lumber products from [...]

2022 global wood pellet markets outlook

The industrial wood pellet markets have been growing at an annualized rate of about 1.66 million metric tonnes per [...]

China’s 2021 logs and lumber imports rise in value thanks to higher prices

In 2021, the value of China's lumber imports reached 7.179 billion US dollars, while the value of log [...]

Rising prices could keep European lumber exports to the US at high pace in 2022

European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in 2021, although the pace of growth in volume was [...]

US lumber plunges for seventh day on demand fears, supply chain chaos

US lumber futures tumbled by the exchange limit to $1,053.70 per 1,000 board feet on the Chicago [...]

Western Forest Products will temporarily close one of its sawmills due to log shortage

Western Forest Products is considering curtailing operations at its Chemainus sawmill starting next week due to a log shortage.  [...]