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European softwood lumber exports to the USA double this year

European softwood lumber exports to the USA almost doubled in the first seven months of the year, with the Netherlands [...]

Tolko to reduce stud lumber capacity by 20%

Tolko announced that it is implementing a flexible operating footprint at its Soda Creek and Armstrong stud lumber mills. This [...]

US lumber prices on the recovery road this autumn

Compared to historical trends, this week’s WSPF KD 2×4 #2&Btr price is up +$11 relative to [...]

High level of production in Russia’s wood industry: lumber +16%; pellets +21%

Over the past eight months of this year, the Russian domestic timber industry has been showing steady growth in almost [...]

China: Sharp drop in import prices of softwood logs

China’s log imports in the first half of 2019 totalled 29.56 million cubic metres valued at US$5 [...]

Russia’s RFP Group plans to double lumber production capacity

Over the next four years, one of the leaders in the forest industry in the Far East, the RFP Group [...]

Germany: Pellet prices continue to rise in September

The pellet price in Germany rose by 1.4%  in September compared to the previous month. One tonne of pellets [...]

India: latest prices for imported wood products

Latest prices for Indian teak, plywood and sawnwood - 16-31 August 2019    Plantation teak prices  [...]

Georgia-Pacific to invest $70 million for upgrades at its plywood and lumber mill in Arkansas

Georgia-Pacific is investing $70 million for upgrades to its plywood and lumber operations in Gurdon, Arkansas.     [...]

Weyerhaeuser to sell its Michigan timberlands for US$ 300 million

Weyerhaeuser Company announced an agreement to sell its 555,000 acres of Michigan timberlands to Lyme Great Lakes Holding LLC [...]