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China: Demand for softwood logs expected to rise as inventories shrink

China has come out of the Covid crisis with a huge amount of infrastructure spending which has, in turn, created [...]

New Year 2021 starts off with rising lumber prices in North America

In the first full week back to work of 2021, the latest data of housing construction and home sales out [...]

Giant new sawmill to be build in Arizona

NewLife Forest Products has acquired a 425,000-square-foot plant and 35 acres of land near Flagstaff, Arizona, which [...]

USNR to sign contract with Tschopp Holzindustrie AG for new sawline

At the end of 2020, USNR signed a contract with Tschopp Holzindustrie AG in Buttisholz, Switzerland, for a complete new [...]

Declining world softwood lumber trade in 2020

In the first three quarters of 2020, the largest softwood lumber flows in the world declined.     [...]

Brazilian pellet exports hit record in 2020

Brazilian wood pellet exports hit new highs in 2020, as deliveries to the UK nearly trippled and the number of [...]

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 [...]