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Enviva to build a 700,000 t/yr wood pellet plant in Alabama

Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, is to build a new production plant in Alabama, US. The [...]

US lumber prices back to growth despite low housing starts

North American lumber prices have bounced back but how long will this last? A look at the latest US housing [...]

Norbord to reduce OSB production due to lower demand

Since September 5th Norbord has reduced production at Line 1 of its Cordele, Georgia OSB mill.     [...]

Indonesian timber and furniture industry seeks to take advantage of the US-China trade war

The Indonesian government is mulling over banking on its timber and furniture industry to seize the momentum amid the ongoing [...]

Australia’s woodchip industry hit by US-China trade war as shipments cancelled

Australia's $1.4-billion plantation woodchip industry has been dragged into the US-China trade war, with a number [...]

U.S. slaps China with antidumping duties on wooden cabinets of up to 250%

The U.S. trade conflict with China may not have spared the kitchen sink, or even kitchen cabinets, as Washington [...]

Falling profits for North American sawmills in the past year

Costs for sawlogs declined in most major regions around the world in the first half of 2019. However, lumber prices [...]

Largest US hardwood supplier to close a sawmill due to trade war with China

The largest North American hardwood supplier will close one of its Washington sawmills because of the U.S.-China trade [...]

US softwood lumber prices down slightly last week

Drama unfolded large in downtown Vancouver last week, where was being held the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual meeting [...]