North America

US housing industry calls on Biden administration to take action on skyrocketing lumber prices

Soaring lumber prices and chronic shortages are prompting key U.S. housing industry participants to call on the Biden administration [...]

Global softwood lumber sources exports of US- European countries gaining market shares

The United States consumed roughly 47 billion board feet of softwood lumber in 2019, 30.8% of which came from [...]

Chinese timber industry in search for other import sources to ease the impact of Australian supply

The Chinese timber industry is diversifying its import sources to ease the impact of the suspension of Australian timber imports [...]

North American softwood lumber continue to increase after record highs

The latest data on U.S. home sales and house prices, released last week, underscored why softwood lumber prices keep [...]

2020 EU imports of energy wood fall for the first time in 20 years

After nearly 20 years of almost continuous growth, the value of energy wood imported to the EU and the UK [...]

Chinese timber import prices under increased pressure

Since the beginning of the year, the Chinese timber market is impacted by a low availability of wood, rising prices [...]

North American softwood lumber prices surpass historical level

Last week, North America construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices surpassed a threshold that industry veterans never imagined, in their [...]

China to extend tariff exclusions on imported hardwood lumber and logs from the United States

China will extend tariff exemptions on 65 imported products from the United States. Hardwood lumber and logs made the list [...]