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US lumber prices on the recovery road this autumn

Compared to historical trends, this week’s WSPF KD 2×4 #2&Btr price is up +$11 relative to [...]

Georgia-Pacific to invest $70 million for upgrades at its plywood and lumber mill in Arkansas

Georgia-Pacific is investing $70 million for upgrades to its plywood and lumber operations in Gurdon, Arkansas.     [...]

Weyerhaeuser to sell its Michigan timberlands for US$ 300 million

Weyerhaeuser Company announced an agreement to sell its 555,000 acres of Michigan timberlands to Lyme Great Lakes Holding LLC [...]

British Columbia’s forestry industry crisis is worsening

British Columbia's forestry industry is going through a deeper crisis, led mostly by high log prices and low timber [...]

Tolko to curtail BC lumber mill indefinitely; citing high log costs and poor market conditions

Tolko Industries announced that, due to continued high log costs and poor North American market conditions, it will curtail its [...]

Global plywood industry hit by US-China trade war and slowdown of Chinese economy

The global plywood industry is currently affected by the US-China trade war and the slowdown of China's economy [...]

US softwood price movements remain flat

    The first full back-to-work / school week for September 2019 did not bode well for [...]

Drop in U.S. lumber production; Canadian output hit hard

U.S. sawmills in the first six months of 2019 produced 17.602 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

West Fraser to reduce lumber production capacity in B.C. up to 25%

West Fraser announced it will introduce variable operating schedules at five of its British Columbia sawmills that will result in [...]