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U.S. slaps China with antidumping duties on wooden cabinets of up to 250%

The U.S. trade conflict with China may not have spared the kitchen sink, or even kitchen cabinets, as Washington [...]

Falling profits for North American sawmills in the past year

Costs for sawlogs declined in most major regions around the world in the first half of 2019. However, lumber prices [...]

Bergs Timber to reduce production at its Swedish sawmills; bark beetle and oversupply blamed

The spruce beetle infestation in Central Europe has continued during the summer and the situation is serious in several parts [...]

Largest US hardwood supplier to close a sawmill due to trade war with China

The largest North American hardwood supplier will close one of its Washington sawmills because of the U.S.-China trade [...]

US softwood lumber prices down slightly last week

Drama unfolded large in downtown Vancouver last week, where was being held the Union of British Columbia Municipalities annual meeting [...]

SmartLam aims to become North America’s largest CLT producer

SmartLam aims to produce 17.2 million cubic feet of annual CLT production by 2022. Smartlam says that it has [...]

Rise in EU imports of tropical sawnwood

EU imports of tropical sawn wood increased 12% to 405,600 MT in the first half of 2019 compared to [...]

European softwood logs exports to China triple as the bark beetle infestation ravages forests

As the bark beetle infestation ravages European forests and consequently the supply of logs has increased sharply, exports are exponentially [...]

US wood pellet produces to increase wood pellet prices; Canadian prices stable

For September 2019, Canadian wholesale and retail wood pellet prices are as-yet unchanged from the summer low-season. However [...]