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Mercer offers US$ 26 million opening bid for Klausner Lumber One

Mercer International has offered a $26 million stalking horse bid for bankrupt lumber producer Klausner Lumber One LLC’s assets [...]

New record wood product prices boost shares for Canadian lumber producers

New record high prices for lumber and wood panel products thanks to continuing robust demand from renovation and new home [...]

Softwood lumber prices continue to rise further as North American housing starts break records

Softwood lumber prices just kept climbing last week as Canadian housing starts and home prices for July broke records. US [...]

Europe lumber suppliers to US benefit from record prices

The prices of exported lumber from Europe to the United States has doubled for European suppliers since mid-April. With [...]

Downward trend in Russian sawn timber prices persists

The Russian sawn timber market has remained challenging for both traders and distributors in June, with wholesale prices still at [...]

BC forest industry going full-tilt due to record-breaking lumber prices

Finally, some good news for B.C.’s forestry sector. After hundreds of jobs were lost and a number of [...]

Skyrocketing lumber prices threaten the US economy

As the US fights to rebound from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, housing — the one bright spot for [...]

China current wood imports and inventories

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.44 million m3 at the end of June 2020 [...]

Softwood lumber prices at record highs in North America

North American softwood lumber manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, buyers, and end-users alike agree that this current supply-demand situation, and [...]

COVID-19 pandemic expected to further slow the global construction activity

Global construction activity contracted across all region in Q2 due to the lockdowns to control the spread of the COVID [...]