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Canadian softwood lumber demand is forecast to remain high in the US

The ascending US housing starts and the tight softwood lumber supply from the Canadian lumber producers is expected to maintain [...]

Chinese accreditation body recognised by US EPA

According to the China Daily website China’s National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) has been recognised by the [...]

Enviva completes acquisition of wood pellet plant from Portuguese company

Enviva Holdings announced that it has completed the acquisition of a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina and [...]

US lumber prices near the all-time high

Framing lumber prices in the US picked up after a midweek drop, while many key prices continued for forge higher [...]

USDA decided the dates for referendum on softwood lumber research and promotion program

The US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced on the 15th of February that it will [...]

LignaTerra announced $30 million investment in cross-laminated timber plant in Maine

LignaTerra will build a $30 million Cross-laminated timber (CLT) and other mass timber products plant in Millinocket (ME, United [...]

Plywood companies in China file petitions against US antidumping duties

Chinese plywood producers, exporters and domestic importers have filed appeals at the US Court of International Trade, relating to antidumping [...]

Interfor’s huge US South sawmill plan to be decided by mid-2018

Interfor carries on to evaluate a greenfield sawmill opportunity in the central region of the US South. The company expects [...]

Lumber prices in the US on the rise, despite lowered consumption

Prices for framing lumber in the US continued to rise in all species during last week. Yet, trading cooled down [...]

Chinese buyers avoid sawmills in the US to buy logs; lumber market tightens

Logs buyers in China have been getting used to purchase the logs directly from exporters, avoiding sawmills in the US [...]