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Russian Sistema preparing Segezha forestry group for potential IPO this year

Russian conglomerate Sistema on Monday said it is preparing its forestry business Segezha Group for a potential initial public offering [...]

Wooden pallets have trouble entering the UK

With the Brexit, the regulations for the transport of goods to and from Great Britain also changed on 01.01 [...]

Global sawlog prices on the rise due to steady recovery in log trade

Global log trade made a comeback in the third quarter of the year following two quarters of weak performances. Most [...]

Biewer Lumber announces plans for second sawmill in Mississippi

Michigan-based Biewer Lumber will invest $130 million in a new Mississippi sawmill, creating 150 jobs.  The family [...]

Canadian lumber and plywood giant acquired by American company

Although the United States has reduced the tariffs levied on Canadian lumber due to the WTO's rule, Canadian lumber [...]

Austria: Rising sawlog prices as sawmill industry runs at full speed

The current sales opportunities for Austrian sawn and laminated timber products on the global markets are optimal in January. Prices [...]

EU tropical timber trade faces double dip recession

Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US$2.48 [...]

China: Demand for softwood logs expected to rise as inventories shrink

China has come out of the Covid crisis with a huge amount of infrastructure spending which has, in turn, created [...]

New Year 2021 starts off with rising lumber prices in North America

In the first full week back to work of 2021, the latest data of housing construction and home sales out [...]

Declining world softwood lumber trade in 2020

In the first three quarters of 2020, the largest softwood lumber flows in the world declined.     [...]