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Canada sees potential for ‘movement’ on U.S. lumber dispute

Canada sees the potential for some movement toward settling a longstanding dispute with the United States over softwood lumber tariffs [...]

Kronospan to invest more than Euro 400 million in new factory in Tortosa, Spain

Kronospan is investing more than Euro 400 million in a new manufacturing facility of wood-based panels for the furniture [...]

Tolko to invest US$150 million in US sawmill

The Board of Directors of Southeastern Timber Products LLC, an STP-Tolko Partnership (STP) announces a $150 million capital investment [...]

Koskisen sells sawmill operations in Russia

Koskisen’s wood processing company has sold its sawmill operations located in Russia to Cherepovetsles. Koskisen’s Russian operations were [...]

Brazil doubles plywood exports to EU

In June, Brazilian exports of plywood to the European Union jumped 93% year-on-year to 76 thousand m3. The [...]

Subdued lumber demand in India due to container issues

Demand for lumber in India remains subdued due to ongoing shortages in container availability for exports. Liners are repositioning empty [...]

Russian timber exporters seek new markets in Middle East and Asia

The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade recently told local media that the Middle East, Asia and Latin American countries [...]

European sawmills expect tough months ahead

On June 16, the European Sawmill Association EOS met in Skellefteå in northern Sweden for its summer general assembly. In [...]

New Zealand log export prices to China fall more than 20% in June

A weaker timber market in China, rising transport costs and exchange rate impacts have contributed to a drop of more [...]