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EC reports steady progress in EUTR implementation

On 5th October, the European Commission (EC) formally adopted the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) Report 2017, the second biennial report [...]

China: 3000 plywood enterprises closed

    A massive restructuring effort to eliminate outdated and polluting wood processing mills, many of them being [...]

ISC 2018: Buoyant construction in Europe supports sawmill industry’s solid financial performance

On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Riga in [...]

EU is ready to begin trade arbitration with Ukraine to lift timber exports ban

The European Union is ready to begin commercial arbitration with Ukraine to lift a moratorium on exports of round timber [...]

Brazilian lumber exports rise as to meet US demand

Brazilian lumber exports have followed a similar trend as exports from other countries over the last decade, which is to [...]

Interfor cuts production by 20% in BC Interior due to dropping lumber prices

Interfor Corp. says it plans to cut production by about 20 percent across its sawmills in the B.C. Interior [...]

Prices for lumber in the US continue to go down

Framing lumber prices in the US continued to tumble, as supplies easily outpaced demand across North America.     [...]

Prices for wood pellets in Switzerland slightly rise during October

Prices for wood pellets slightly rose during October 2018, in Switzerland. Thus, the average price for ENplus A1 quality wood [...]

China alters plywood export codes as to avoid US tariffs

China increases its attempts to avoid the US tariffs on plywood imports. Thus, the identification codes which will be placed [...]

U.S. softwood lumber demand expected to reach all-time high by 2030

U.S. softwood lumber demand will grow at an annual rate of 2.3 per cent through 2030, which will [...]