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North America softwood lumber prices firm over 2019-end

As expected by most softwood lumber players at the end of last year, the generally buoyant demand for construction framing [...]

Indonesian forestry industry forecasts boost in exports this year after drop in 2019

Indonesian’s wood products exports totalled US$11.6 billion in 2019, a 4 per cent drop from the previous [...]

Climate change debate threatens to tip European hardwood market over the edge

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Japan wood pellet imports up by 36% in 2019

Japan’s market for wood pellets continues to expand rapidly. The policy-driven market opportunity for foreign wood pellet suppliers [...]

Global softwood lumber production is forecast to grow by 1.6% in 2020

In reviewing 2019, where Europe is grouped as “one region,” the five largest producers are Europe, the U.S., Canada [...]

U.S. wood moulding and millwork producers to file anti-dumping petitions against China and Brazil

The Coalition of American Millwork Producers (CAMP) filed antidumping (AD) petitions on imports of wood mouldings and millwork products from [...]

Laminate flooring production in Europe falls in 2019 as declining world trade remains noticeable globally

In 2019, the worldwide sales of the EPLF members was 447 million m² of laminate flooring from European production (2018 [...]

European bark beetle crisis could have far-reaching implications in global lumber markets

A new wildcard in the global supply of lumber, as well as log exports, is the rapid expansion of the [...]

Russia wood pellet production continues to grow in response to growing European demand

Russia’s wood pellet industry will continue to increase production and exports in response to growing demand from European countries [...]

Is 2020 going to be as horrible as 2019 for B.C. sawmills?

For B.C. sawmills and loggers, 2019 was an annus horribilis that they can only hope is not repeated in [...]