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Sharp recovery in Sweden’s softwood lumber exports to Europe

During September 2020, Swedish exporters increased their supply of softwood lumber to European customers by 28%. The total volume of [...]

India: Log and lumber import market uncertain

Sentiment from log buyers in Kandla is turning negative, with reports of four vessels to load from Uruguay, one from [...]

China: Many softwood log prices have soared after the New Year’s Day holiday

After the New Year's holiday, many log traders are worried about future market uncertainties, and many softwood prices have [...]

Northwest Hardwoods’ bankruptcy approved

Global lumber supplier Northwest Hardwoods secured a Delaware bankruptcy judge's approval last Wednesday to immediately put its Chapter 11 [...]

Japanese save CLT manufacturer Katerra from bankruptcy

The Japanese SoftBank has saved the US CLT manufacturer Katerra from bankruptcy with a cash injection of US $ 200 million [...]

Swedish AB Karl Hedin to expand Krylbo sawmill

Swedish sawmiller AB Karl Hedin intends to build a new planing mill, extra storage capacity and further timber kiln drying [...]

Vietnam to tighten timber laws to avoid US tariff threats

Vietnam’s wood industry, under investigation by the U.S. Trade Representative for allegedly importing illegally harvested or traded timber [...]

Södra to sell prefabricated timber house division

    Södra is divesting Trivselhus AB to housing supplier Svensk Husproduktion with a completion date set [...]

UK timber import stats show continued strong market recovery

    UK's timber and panel import volumes performed strongly in October 2020 for the fifth consecutive [...]