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Canada’s forestry industry is struggling in 2020

Under the challenge of US timber tariffs, the new coronavirus pandemic will undoubtedly worsen the Canadian forestry industry's situation [...]

Canceled and postponed forest industry events in North America; latest updates

As countries, provinces and states across the United States and Canada announced strict measures to contain the spread of coronavirus [...]

BC delays increase to log export restrictions in COVID-19 crisis

The B.C. government has delayed coastal log export reforms for a second time to deal with an industry slump [...]

US says plywood imports from Vietnam may circumvent duties on Chinese goods

The United States on Wednesday said it would examine whether hardwood plywood imports completed in Vietnam using Chinese components are [...]

US companies testify against certifying unsafe plywood from Brazil

Product Advisory notices have been sent to importers, Building Code Associations and Homebuilder Associations throughout the U.S. warning against [...]

Global lumber producers see surprising improvement in profitability in early 2020

The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of North America. However, in [...]

Upward trend in lumber prices reversed due to civil unrest in US

Sales of Western-Spruce-Pine-Fir construction framing dimension softwood lumber in the United States took a step back last [...]

Softwood lumber production in U.S. rises 5.2% in Jan.-Mar. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first three months of 2020 produced 9.161 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

First new B.C. sawmill in 15 years begins operations

Following a 2017 purchase of a former Coulson Manufacturing mill in Port Alberni, B.C., by San Group, British Columbia [...]

Vietnam’s wood product exports up by 6%, despite pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the wood industry still enjoyed 3.2 billion USD in exports in the [...]