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U.S. wood moulding and millwork producers to file anti-dumping petitions against China and Brazil

The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from [...]

Laminate flooring production in Europe falls in 2019 as declining world trade remains noticeable globally

In 2019, the worldwide sales of the EPLF members was 447 million m² of laminate flooring from European production (2018 [...]

European bark beetle crisis could have far-reaching implications in global lumber markets

A new wildcard in the global supply of lumber, as well as log exports, is the rapid expansion of the [...]

Russia wood pellet production continues to grow in response to growing European demand

Russia’s wood pellet industry will continue to increase production and exports in response to growing demand from European countries [...]

Is 2020 going to be as horrible as 2019 for B.C. sawmills?

For B.C. sawmills and loggers, 2019 was an annus horribilis that they can only hope is not repeated in [...]

Euroconstruct forecasts only a slight rise in construction by 2022

Construction research network Euroconstruct anticipates building work to increase only slightly in the 19 member states up to 2022. According [...]

$99 million wood pellet production plant to be build in Alabama

Construction of a $99 million wood pellet production plant is planned for Demopolis, Alabama, the second announced in the state [...]

Forecast: Global lumber demand trends in 2020

Many in the industry will not remember 2019 positively. Simply put, most global markets were awash in wood, and all [...]

New Zealand log export prices on the rise in December

The CFR sale price for A grade logs in China remained in the mid US$120s range per m3. At [...]

Stora Enso divests sawmill in Germany

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its sawn construction timber (KVH) mill at Pfarrkirchen in Germany, to the [...]