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WTO decision on softwood lumber cheered by Canada, denounced in US

The United States inappropriately applied countervailing duties on Canadian softwood lumber, according to a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement [...]

New Zealand increases in log prices to China cancelled out by higher shipping costs

Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong while the longer-term forecasts are uncertain. New [...]

N. American sawmills can’t keep up with current house construction demand; prices still on the rise

North American forest products manufacturers should put on their seat belts, as the latest housing market data indicates no stop [...]

Russian wood pellet exports hit record high in 1H/2020

Russian wood pellet exports reached a record high in the first half of this year, bolstered by an increase in [...]

Pellet prices in Germany considerably lower as compared to last year

The pellet price in Germany remains stable at summer level in August, however it is considerably lower as compared to [...]

Why is there a lumber shortage in US?

Lumber supplies in the U.S. are facing a big shortage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, presenting issues [...]

WTO largely backs Canada in lumber complaint against U.S. tariffs

On Monday, August 24th, 2020, a three-person panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) released its latest report finding [...]

Austrian Binderholz Group wins auction of Klausner Lumber One; enters US market

In a virtual auction held on Friday, August 21st, 2020, The Austrian binderholz Group, was able to purchase and secure [...]

Covid-19 significantly impacts Indian imports of logs

India continues to face Covid-19 issues and is currently a much smaller market for logs than previously.   [...]