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Lumber prices keep on rising in US

Sales of US framing lumber slowed as winter took a toll on consumption across the continent. Snow in the Northwest [...]

International Forest Products acquires a major UK distributor of timber and panel products

International Forest Products LLC (IFP) is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire all of the equity of Price and [...]

Slowdown in Chinese lumber imports in 2018; weaker demand and price uncertainty due to trade war with US

China's demand for logs and lumber grew in 2018 as compared to 2017, but most of the gains were [...]

Record year for Western Forest Products, despite paying $43 million in softwood lumber duties

Despite paying up more than $43 million in softwood lumber duties, Western Forest Products managed to realize a profit of [...]

New Zealand wood on a high demand as China shuns US exports; export prices near records

Forestry prices in New Zealand — one of the world’s largest timber exporters — are near record highs, thanks largely to [...]

Canadian lumber giants face huge forestry sector crisis

Last week, Canfor Corp. announced that it temporarily curtailed operations at three of its sawmills in British Columbia, because of [...]

Biomass subsidies: New schemes in Europe, first declines in Asia

The support of electricity generated from solid biomass is the most important stimulation for the development of the biomass power [...]

Interfor boosts lumber shipments to China due to Chinese tariffs on US products

Interfor Corp. says the company has markedly increased lumber shipments from Canada to China as a result of tariffs imposed [...]

Swiss Krono to expand in USA with a new MDF and laminate flooring lines

Swiss Krono Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of wood-based materials, continues to invest in rural its [...]

US lumber prices continue the upward trend in February

The trading pace in US framing lumber eased from the previous week’s action, but early momentum carried prices higher [...]