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Prices for imported softwood timber have skyrocketed in China

Market demand recovery, the ban on imports of Australian logs and rising ocean freight rates have recently triggered a sharp [...]

Continued unseasonably strong demand sends N. American lumber prices higher

U.S. housing starts were mostly flat in 2019. At this time last year, softwood lumber sales improved markedly and [...]

Likely that US-China trade rivalry will continue under Biden

President Donald Trump spent much of his term setting up Beijing as Washington's greatest political and economic adversary. Do [...]

What will be the trend of wood prices in North America in 2021?

In 2020, the North American lumber prices have gone in unexpected ways while coming out from an exceptional situation. Softwood [...]

More cuts to lumber tariffs needed, says NAHB

Following recent Commerce Department cuts to tariffs on Canadian lumber imports from 20% to 9%, the National Association of Home [...]

World’s top lumber company CEO sees homebuilding going strong for years

Strong homebuilding activity in North America will mean tight wood supply and demand for several more years, according to the [...]

Market implications of West Fraser’s acquisition of Norbord

West Fraser Timber Company, a leading supplier of lumber and other wood products extensively used in the building and construction [...]

North American softwood lumber prices recover as demand improves

It’s unbelievable for this time of year and if someone had predicted it a month ago they would have [...]

Largest hardwood producer in US files for bankruptcy due to Covid-19 pandemic

Northwest Hardwoods Inc., the largest hardwood lumber producer in US, retreated into Chapter 11 in Delaware early Monday, saying fallout [...]

U.S.DoC reduces countervailing, anti-dumping duties for B.C. lumber producers

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday reduced its penalties against imports of Canadian lumber, primarily from B.C [...]