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US lumber prices rise sharply amid sawmill curtailments in BC

Lumber prices continued their sharp climb in June after North America’s largest producer said it would close one mill [...]

France: The bark beetle crisis pushes down the prices for softwoods at auctions

In the northern half of France, forest owners of spruce and fir are very concerned. During an unusually mild winter [...]

The future’s not bright for the Indian plywood industry

The future hasn't panned out the way organised Indian plywood and particleboard makers envisaged after the implementation of the [...]

Romania plans to ban the exports of logs

Romania's ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) has announced the intention to file a bill to ban the export of [...]

U.S. hardwood lumber exports to China drop 40% in Q1/2019

Hardwood lumber exports from U.S. to China fell 39.8% y-o-y to 352.0 thousand m3 in [...]

Booming roundwood prices in Norway

Following a favourable 2018 for the Norwegian forest industry, when a total of 10.7 million cubic metres of roundwood [...]

Sharp drop in US lumber prices

The US lumber market took a step back after showing signs in prior weeks that it might break out of [...]

Massive Chinese investments in wood product plants in Russia’s Far East

China Forestry Group Corporation (CFGC) will build mills in the Russian Far East to supply wood products for China.   [...]

Wood pellet prices drop sharply in Germany

The price of wood pellets in Germany dropped by 4.1% in May compared to the previous month.   [...]