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US to set countervailing duties of up to 229.24% for Chinese wooden cabinets

The U.S. Commerce Department said on Friday it has made a preliminary determination that wooden cabinets and vanities imports [...]

US softwood lumber prices flat, as trade stalls

Framing lumber prices were flat to mildly mixed amid measured follow-through from last week’s more active finish in [...]

North American lumber production on a downward trend; Canadian output drops by 10%

U.S. sawmills produced 14.647 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2019 [...]

US antidumping rates to rise significantly for Chinese wood flooring imports

The antidumping rates for Chinese engineered wood flooring imports have increased significantly for nearly all Chinese producers, who were previously [...]

Norbord’s Q2/2019 results negatively impacted by lower OSB prices

Norbord Inc., the world’s largest producer of oriented strand board (OSB), reported Adjusted EBITDA of USD 36 million in [...]

Trump to set 10% tariff on remaining Chinese products

The stock market sold off last week after President Donald Trump tweeted more tariffs are coming in September on the [...]

Overview of the Canadian wood pellet industry

  The Canadian wood pellet industry is export-oriented with high production capacity and exports far exceeding domestic demand [...]

Considerable drop in US lumber prices

Sales picked up late in the week in some framing lumber species, amid a limit-up move in futures Thursday [...]

New production curtailments in BC announced by Sinclar Group

In another hit to the B.C. forest industry, the Sinclar Group announced temporary production curtailments at lumber operations in [...]

Concerns on the risk of US anti-dumping investigations of Vietnamese wood products exports 

In the first 6 months of 2019 the US continued as Vietnam’s top export market for wood products with [...]