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San Group to build a new sawmill in Canada

Canadian San Group has signed an agreement to purchase land on the Port Alberni Catalyst Paper mill site in order [...]

New housing sales and starts rebound in US

Sales of newly built, single-family homes rose 3.5% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 629 [...]

Vietnam’s timber industry plays a crucial role in the US-China trade war

Starting from mid-September 2018, the US decided to impose 10 percent tariffs with the total cost of $189 billion [...]

US lumber prices impacted by recent developments

A number of important lumber-related developments have come out of North America over the last period.    [...]

US lumber prices keep on falling in mid-October

US traders noted a change in the tone of the framing lumber market, and even a sense that prices had [...]

Swanson Group curtails production at two sawmills; citing deteriorating market conditions

Oregon's Swanson Group is implementing production curtailments with immediate effect, citing deteriorating market conditions.    The [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production on the rise; Canadian output drops

U.S. sawmills produced 20.678 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2018 [...]

Trends in the global MDF market

The global MDF market amounted to 99.6M cubic meters in 2017, posting solid gains over the last ten years [...]

Boise Cascade to acquire Arling Lumber

Boise Cascade Co. announced an agreement to acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arling is a third generation [...]

Interfor cuts production by 20% in BC Interior due to dropping lumber prices

Interfor Corp. says it plans to cut production by about 20 percent across its sawmills in the B.C. Interior [...]