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N. American softwood lumber prices increase by smaller amounts as demand slows

The unprecedented increases in North America construction framing softwood lumber prices seen so far during 2020 slowed somewhat last week [...]

Swedish sawmills take advantage of opportunities in the US market

Danske Bank's head of the forestry and agriculture business area, Johan Freij, summarizes the situation in the timber market [...]

US lumber market: Sawmills struggle to supply

The price of lumber in the Chicago futures market is at an all-time high. The demand for lumber is [...]

Canada to keep fighting U.S. on softwood lumber, says Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed last week to keep up the fight against the never-ending effort in the [...]

Changes to US softwood lumber tariffs could revive many Canadian mills

Changes to softwood tariffs between the United States and Canada could help alleviate the Canada’s lumber shortage.   [...]

Interview with Michael Snow: Impact of Covid-19 on hardwood exports to China

Where does the global wood industry go in the post-pandemic era? This is a topic that most professionals in [...]

Vietnam: Stunning first half wood product exports

According to Vietnam Customs, at the end of June, wood and wood product (W&WP) export revenues amounted to [...]

N. America: Demand appears to temper as softwood lumber prices continue to rise further

While North American softwood lumber prices continued to climb last week, there was a palpable reduction in the enthusiasm of [...]

Binderholz grows business in the US market

The US market, including the Central Florida region, has been witnessing rising demand for lumber in recent years, driving an [...]