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Belarus plans to open ten wood pellet plants in the next 1-2 years

At least ten new wood pellet enterprises will be opened in Belarus within the next 1-2 years.   [...]

Bark beetles are ruining Swedish forests at a record pace

The spruce bark beetle has already done as much damage to Sweden’s forests so far this year as in [...]

Hurricane Laura causes $1.6 billion in forestry, timber damages

Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to the Louisiana timber industry [...]

Supplies of Brazilian tropical wood tightening but prices remain competitive in Europe

Supplies of tropical sawnwood and hardwood decking in Brazil are also tighter than usual at this time of year during [...]

BC government changes lumber regulations to boost domestic production

British Columbia government made changes to the Manufactured Forest Products Regulation (MFPR) around export requirements for sawn-wood products and [...]

WTO says that US’ tariffs on China broke global trade rules

The World Trade Organization has ruled that tariffs the US imposed on Chinese goods in 2018, triggering a trade war [...]

Chinese plywood exports fall sharply in value

According to China Customs, plywood exports in the first half of 2020 were 4.778 million cubic metres valued at [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices flatten or drop slightly as autumn comes on

Most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities could level off or even start dropping, and that’s exactly what [...]

UK market for African hardwoods “recovering well” after lockdown

The UK market for sawn hardwood has been recovering well following easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures from June onwards [...]