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Decreasing US softwood lumber imports as shipments from Canada fall

From January to April, US import volumes fell by nearly 7% or 860,000 m³. This is the result of [...]

Boise Cascade to acquire Coastal Plywood Company for $512 million

Boise Cascade has reached an agreement to acquire Coastal Plywood Company, including its two manufacturing locations, from Coastal Forest Resources [...]

N. American lumber prices sink further as homebuyers lose affordability

   North American lumber prices are spiraling as red-hot house prices and the rising cost of mortgages is [...]

Global port congestion improves, freight rates will remain high

High freight costs, congestion at terminals, earlier peak seasons and due to strict Covid-19 lockdown measures have had a [...]

Rebound in China’s log imports expected from August

Generally, in June there is a supply and demand imbalance in China as the seasonal demand drops during the Chinese [...]

PotlatchDeltic invests US$ 131 million in lumber mill expansion

PotlatchDeltic Corp. announced Monday that it is investing $131 million to expand and modernize its Waldo sawmill located in Columbia [...]

US lawsuit bans Brazilian plywood due to poor quality

A federal court judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, recently entered a permanent injunction ordering the revocation of all PS 1 [...]

North American lumber prices drop as consumer behavior is changing

North American lumber prices have fallen over the past 10 weeks as consumers move away from do-it-yourself projects [...]

India: Current trends in the log import market

About nine bulk shipments of logs are expected in Kandla port in June; five from Uruguay, three from Australia and [...]