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Impact of Covid-19 on top Canadian lumber producers

COVID-19 delivered a year like no other in 2020, and the high demand for lumber is continuing into 2021 [...]

China’s softwood log imports remain strong in Q1/2021 despite shipping issues and rising prices

Softwood log market in China remained strong throughout the first quarter of 2021 with exporters paying king’s ransom for [...]

US facing extreme shortage of lumber

For a look at just how extreme America’s shortage of lumber has become, consider this: For the first time [...]

Sharp rise in European softwood lumber exports to US

A booming demand in the US doubled by insufficient wood availability on the North American continent to satisfy the high [...]

Soaring lumber prices threaten the momentum of the U.S. housing market

Skyrocketing lumber prices threaten to thwart the momentum of the U.S. housing market, which for months has been one [...]

US lumber prices could plunge by year end

Lumber futures continue their wild ride, trading limit down after going limit up in the previous session. Futures fell the [...]

Danzer to sell Bradford sawmill in Pennsylvania

German hardwood specialist Danzer has closed the sale of its hardwood lumber sawmill in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Danzer sold the facility [...]

North American softwood lumber prices reach stratospheric heights

Shock and disbelief resonated throughout the North American forest products industry as solid wood construction framing building material prices surpassed [...]

Changing trends in China’s softwood lumber market

According to the statistics released by China Customs, China’s import volume of softwood lumber decreased by nearly 10% in [...]