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Baltic states and Belarus provide good opportunities for global wood-based panel producers

    The Baltics states and Belarus provide good opportunities for growth for global wood-based panel producers [...]

Global shipping delay problems to continue this year

Global supply chain disruption and shortages caused by the Covid pandemic are set to continue well into 2022, according to [...]

Is wood products business over in British Columbia?

Major forestry players are turning away from Canada’s western province and investing in Eastern Canada, the U.S. and [...]

N. American lumber prices have never been this high ahead of the building season

The spring construction season is about to begin as homeowners face some of the highest lumber prices ever for this [...]

Lumber prices rise again as Canada’s biggest producers reduce output

Lumber futures rose to the highest in a month as some of Canada’s biggest producers reduce output and transportation [...]

North American wood pellet exports at record high in 2021

North American wood pellet exports hit a record high in 2021, boosted by demand from Asia and the Netherlands.  [...]

Canfor to permanently reduce production capacity at Plateau sawmill

Canfor announced Tuesday (Feb. 15) that they are permanently reducing production capacity at the Plateau sawmill in Vanderhoof which will [...]

China: Sharp rise in CIF prices for softwood log imports

According to China Customs, log imports in 2021 totalled 63.58 million cubic metres valued at US$11.594 billion [...]

US softwood lumber production up slightly in Jan.-Nov. 2021

Recovering somewhat from multiple supply disruptions, for January to November 2021 softwood lumber production volumes across North America rose slightly [...]