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Hard hit for B.C. lumber exports in Q1/2020

B.C. exports fell by almost 15% in Q1 2020 from the same period last year, hurt by both the [...]

Spectacular recovery in China’s softwood lumber imports in April

After Chinese imports of softwood lumber experienced a though first quarter, a significant recovery was noticed at the beginning of [...]

Canfor’s Houston sawmill to reopen

Canfor will be reopening the Houston Sawmill this week.    On June 8, the sawmill will resume [...]

Chinese lumber imports from the Nordic countries expected to exceed those from Canada

In early 2020, due to oversupply, the declining prices made European lumber producers more globally competitive. In March this year [...]

Sweden’s sawmills gained market shares in China and US during pandemic

        Many Swedish sawmills are now running at full speed again, partly because [...]

Concerns over the evolution of China’s log demand in the medium term

There are some concerns about the China log market in the medium term. China’s finance minister Liu Kun said [...]

US lumber prices continue to rise but sales volumes were unsteady

Sawmills across North America looked toward the end of summer after mid-May, as lumber prices continued to rise but [...]

Canfor completes acquisition of Elliott Sawmilling

Canfor Corporation completed the purchase of Elliott Sawmilling Company Inc. on May 31, 2020.     Elliott Sawmilling [...]