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Japan’s huge demand for wood pellets to be satisfied with North American supplies

Japan's consumption of wood pellets continues to increase significantly in the wake of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in [...]

Chinese importers in search for lower-quality, cheaper logs

Total softwood log stocks increased across China during the Lunar New Year holiday period to just over 4.1 million [...]

US exported 17% more wood pellets in 2018

The US exported 6.04 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2018, up approximately 17 percent when compared to [...]

Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down seven percent [...]

Global sawlog prices reach highest level in 4 years

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance requests anti-dumping duties on imports from China

The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance has filed an anti-dumping petition against their competitors in China, claiming the Chinese government [...]

Swanson Group to permanently close its Glendale sawmill in Oregon

Swanson Group has announced that it will permanently close its Glendale, Oregon, sawmill, which has been operated by the Swanson [...]

Lawsuit against the EU questions the inclusion of wood biomass as ‘renewable energy’

A group of plaintiffs from Estonia, France, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the US are filing a lawsuit against the [...]