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US lumber prices continue to fall in June

  Despite a growing list of mill curtailments, prices of framing lumber sagged under the weight of production. Demand [...]

European softwood lumber to the USA nearly double in Q1/2019

        European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in the [...]

How many BC sawmills have taken downtime so far?

Hardly a week goes by that we’re not hearing of new sawmill curtailments or closures in B.C.  For [...]

US DoC must take another look at its tariff calculation of hardwood plywood imported from China

The U.S. Department of Commerce must take another look at its tariff calculation of hardwood plywood imported from China [...]

Canadian lumber industry struggles with trade disputes and climate change

    The Canadian softwood lumber industry has to handle two of the biggest challenges in its history [...]

West Fraser to curtail production at five sawmills

West Fraser announced temporary production curtailments during which all mill activities will be curtailed for one week in June at [...]

Canfor to permanently close Vavenby sawmill; sells cutting rights to Interfor

Canadian Canfor Corporation announced today it will be closing its Vavenby sawmill in British Columbia this July following an orderly [...]

Chinese companies seeking alternatives to US timbers

At present, Chinese companies have been able to absorb the increased tariff levels on imported US timber raw materials but [...]

Canfor completes first phase acquisition of Elliott Sawmilling

Canfor Corporation announced that it has completed the first phase purchase of 49% of Elliott Sawmilling Co. Inc announced on [...]

Double-digit drop for US lumber prices at the end of May

Mills idled by wildfires in Western Canada and expectations that more market- or resource-related shutdowns were coming in the [...]