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Brexit causes a shortage of sawn timber and building materials in the UK

The supply chain in the United Kingdom is under pressure from a combination of high demand for materials caused by [...]

Top 10 US lumber producers in 2020

Softwood lumber producers had a wild ride in 2020. From major cutbacks in the spring in response to the COVID [...]

The price of wood pellets in Central and Western Europe falls on the rise in January 2021

As usual for the middle of the heating season, the price of wood pellets has increased in Central and Western [...]

Global insurance giant tailors programs to cover CLT construction in North America

    Global giant insurer AXA XL's North America construction business has announced tailored Builders Risk insurance [...]

Strong US housing market push lumber prices to fresh record highs

With U.S. lumber prices at fresh record highs, construction companies and wood wholesalers are buying just enough to get [...]

Sweden: Sharp drop in sawlog prices in 2020

2020 roundwood prices in Sweden have decreased as compared to 2019. The price of pulpwood decreased by 11 percent and [...]

West Fraser’s acquisition of Norbord approved by shareholders

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. and Norbord Inc. jointly announced that the shareholders of each of West Fraser and Norbord [...]

BSW Timber is postponing sawmill plans in Slovenia

The British BSW Timber Group, the leading wood processing company in the United Kingdom, planned to build a large sawmill [...]