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Canada launches investigations into plywood from China

The complaint alleges Canadian industry is facing an increase in the volume of the dumped and subsidized imports   [...]

Wood product exporters to benefit from the newly ratified Vietnam/EU trade deal

The government in Vietnam has ratified the Vietnam/EU trade deal which, it is hoped, will help boost the country [...]

Falling pellet prices in Germany

As is usual in the season, wood pellets' prices fell again in June in most regions of Germany.   [...]

Sawmills in Sweden taking advantage of the ongoing pandemic

The Swedish sawmills are advancing their positions on the global lumber market during the ongoing pandemic.     [...]

China’s second coronavirus wave? Beijing faces new lockdown as cases spike in Chinese capital

Beijing is reintroducing strict lockdown measures and conducting mass testing of residents after a fresh cluster of COVID-19 cases [...]

Canfor continues expansion in Europe: subsidiary makes sawmill acquisitions

Canfor Corporation reported that its 70%-owned subsidiary, Vida Group, has entered into an agreement to purchase three sawmills in [...]

China says pests found in Canadian exports of logs, asks for investigation

    China's foreign ministry has asked Canada to investigate pests found in shipments of logs, spokesman [...]

US softwood lumber prices stabilize; inventories weak

After a wild ride down then up over the past few months, most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices [...]

Lack of demand in China causes sharp fall in NZ’s radiata pine logs prices

In May, due to concerns about the global supply of logs and sawn timber, the CFR price of first-grade [...]

Poland: a growing market for pellets

The Polish wood pellet industry is focused on growing exports to Italy, Germany, and Denmark, as well as increasing domestic [...]