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North American sawmills to cut production in bid to lift lumber prices

A string of sawmill curtailments has buoyed lumber prices amid a flood of dismal housing data.     [...]

Brazil, Uruguary wood chip exports rise, Chile shipments decline

Eucalyptus plantations in Latin America are a significant supply source to pulpmills in China and Japan. However, the Latin American [...]

N. American lumber prices climb 26% in October despite housing market slowdown

   North American lumber prices have rallied 26% so far in October, but further gains may be limited as [...]

Interfor announces temporary Q4 production curtailments

Interfor Corporation has announced plans to reduce its lumber production output in the fourth quarter of 2022 by approximately 200 [...]

Global softwood log trade drops by 20%

A halt in Russian log exports and reduced wood demand in China contributed to a 20% decline in international softwood [...]

U.S. lumber prices could rise again

U.S. softwood lumber futures dropped 72.7% from the March 2022 high to the September 2022 low. The six [...]

U.S. sawmills produce more softwood lumber, while Canadian output drops

U.S. sawmills in July produced 3.105 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber, up 2.1% from the [...]

The International Hardwood Conference coming up this month in Lyon

On 28 October 2022 the International Hardwood Conference will take place in Lyon, the vibrant city in South Eastern France [...]

North American lumber market to remain volatile in Q4/2022-Q1/2023

After surging to record highs at the pinnacle of North America’s pandemic housing market boom, lumber prices have taken [...]