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Canada: Recent trends in wholesale and retail softwood lumber prices

Canadian retail prices for framing lumber rose 34% in 2018 compared to 2016 driven by a confluence of factors in [...]

Interfor to permanently close Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Interfor Corp. plans to permanently close its Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, B.C., affecting more than 100 workers.  [...]

Pfleiderer Group increases output capacities at Grajewo production plant

In July Pfleiderer Group launched a new melamine faced chipboard (MFC) production line at its Grajewo production plant. The new [...]

Estonian Palmako AS launches new glulam production line

Estonian laminated timber specialist Palmako AS has launched a new glulam production line. The new line enables the production of [...]

Vietnam’s forestry exports up 18.6% in January-August 2019

Vietnam’s forestry exports in the January-August period reached US$7.08 billion, up 18.6% over the same [...]

List of timber products affected by China’s new retaliatory tariffs

The U.S.- China trade war tensions heightens once more as Beijing announced a new round of retaliatory tariffs on [...]

Plywood markets in Europe facing multiple pressures

Some European importers say the deterioration in market conditions started from the beginning of the year. Others said that their [...]

Czechia: Half a million hectares of forests threatened by the bark beetle infestation

Approximately 500,000 hectares of forest in the Czech Republic are potentially threatened by bark beetle infestation, according to the [...]

Ban on Russian timber exports to China would be inappropriate, says Minister of Industry and Trade

A complete ban on the sale of Russian timber exports to China looks inappropriate, since illegal logging is an internal [...]

Latest trade tariffs in US-China trade war into effect as of September 1

The Trump administration’s latest tariffs on China came into effect on Sunday (Sept 1), targeting for the first time [...]