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Indonesia’s timber legality system remains in force

Indonesia has rowed back on plans to weaken rules for the timber products it exports, as green groups warned the [...]

Survey finds 63% of US wood manufacturers remain operational

A recent survey by the Wood Component Manufacturers Association provides insight into the challenges faced by member businesses in the [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices continue upward trend and are above the levels of last year

North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices last week improved greatly over those one-month-ago, even surpassing what [...]

Interfor produced less lumber in Q1/2020

Interfor Corporation reported results for the initial quarter of the current year.    The company reported net [...]

Central Europe’s spruce bark beetle crisis could be larger than BC’s pine beetle epidemic

Between 2017 and 2019, over 270 million m3 of standing timber in Central Europe has been damaged by a combination [...]

COVID-19 pandemic could be an opportunity to revive B.C. forestry industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Canadians to use more disposable products such as cups, bags and masks, which has [...]

Some North American softwood dimension lumber prices back to month-ago levels

Improved demand and continued restricted supply last week brought some North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices back up [...]

COVID-19 has led to nearly 45 mill curtailments in BC

B.C.’s Forests Minister says almost two dozen mills in the province have had to curtail or shut down [...]

Norbord starts to feel impact of COVID-19 pandemic on demand

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $75 million for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $27 million in the [...]