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Softwood lumber production in U.S. rises 5.2% in Jan.-Mar. 2020

U.S. sawmills in the first three months of 2020 produced 9.161 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber [...]

First new B.C. sawmill in 15 years begins operations

Following a 2017 purchase of a former Coulson Manufacturing mill in Port Alberni, B.C., by San Group, British Columbia [...]

Vietnam’s wood product exports up by 6%, despite pandemic

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact, the wood industry still enjoyed 3.2 billion USD in exports in the [...]

Sarawak logs and plywood losing market shares in Asia

Sarawak is gradually losing its logs and plywood market shares in key India and Japan markets as it could not [...]

Hard hit for B.C. lumber exports in Q1/2020

B.C. exports fell by almost 15% in Q1 2020 from the same period last year, hurt by both the [...]

Spectacular recovery in China’s softwood lumber imports in April

After Chinese imports of softwood lumber experienced a though first quarter, a significant recovery was noticed at the beginning of [...]

Record logging in the Czech Republic due to bark beetle infestation

          In 2020, timber harvesting in the Czech Republic reached 32 [...]

Finland: Lumber exports down by -30%; plywood exports -37% in Jan.-Mar. 2020

In January-March, the value of Finland's forest industry exports fell by almost a quarter year-on-year to [...]

German forests receive € 700 million aid from the Government

The Federal Government will offer € 700 million to deal with the damage in the German forest after two years of [...]

Södra appointed new President and CEO

The Board of Södra has appointed Lotta Lyrå (in the left photo) as new President and CEO. She will [...]