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European sawmills delivered 4 million m3 of softwood lumber to the US in 2018

European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in 2018, although the pace of growth was significantly lower [...]

Vietnam expected to surpass China as largest supplier of wooden products to the US

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially took effect on December 30, 2018 and came into [...]

IKEA tests furniture rental in 30 markets

IKEA will expand tests to allow customers to rent desks and sofas rather than buy them as it shifts away [...]

Swedish sawmills’ exports fall into lower gear

The Swedish sawmills have decreased their sawn and planed softwood lumber exports by -5%, to 12 million m3, during 2018 [...]

US lumber prices continue downward trend at the end of March

The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price slipped $1.          Week [...]

New record in Chinese softwood log imports; New Zealand, top supplier

China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at [...]

North American wood pellets gain ground in EU

North American wood pellets exports to the European Union countries grew sharply in 2018, as UK's hunger for pellets [...]

Conifex to sell Lignum Forest Products to Canwel

Conifex Timber Inc. has entered into a definitive purchase agreement with certain subsidiaries of Canwel Building Materials Group Ltd.  for [...]

Resolute plans several curtailments in Q2, citing log supply constraints

Resolute Forest Products Inc. plans curtailments in Q2 at several stud sawmills in Quebec and Ontario, citing log supply constraints [...]