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Low current demand for logs in China

A number of factors have reduced the immediate demand for logs in China.     Firstly, the quantity [...]

N. American lumber prices plummet all the way back to 2018 levels

This spring lumber prices went on a historic run—shooting up over 300%—but that's all over now. Last [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber at main timber distribution markets in August 2021

The below index contains the latest update (August 2021) for prices of lumber from three major timber distribution markets in [...]

Sierra Pacific acquires Seneca

Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) plans to acquire Seneca and affiliates, combining two complementary, family-owned forest products businesses.   [...]

Mercer buys Katerra’s CLT facility

Mercer announced that it received approval from the applicable Bankruptcy Court of the acquisition by its wholly-owned subsidiary of [...]

Interfor expects sawmill production disruptions

Wildfires in Western Canada, along with log supply issues, could result in a reduction of 50 million board feet in [...]

N. American lumber might rise by 65% by the end of the year

   Lumber may have tumbled from its pandemic peak but the stage is set potentially for a 65% rally [...]

North American lumber giants expect record profits for the second quarter

North American lumber producers are expected to post another quarter of record profits this week, but most of the focus [...]

China’s import of softwood lumber enters a falling trend

The steady increase in softwood lumber import in China continued during the first six months of 2020, but then entered [...]