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Canadian lumber industry struggles with trade disputes and climate change

    The Canadian softwood lumber industry has to handle two of the biggest challenges in its history [...]

Current trends in the Russian wood-based panel market

Russian wood-based panels consumption raised to historic records of 12.9 million m3 (12% year-on-year increase) during [...]

Chinese companies seeking alternatives to US timbers

At present, Chinese companies have been able to absorb the increased tariff levels on imported US timber raw materials but [...]

EU tropical wood trade strong in the first quarter of 2019

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first quarter this year compared to the [...]

Canfor completes first phase acquisition of Elliott Sawmilling

Canfor Corporation announced that it has completed the first phase purchase of 49% of Elliott Sawmilling Co. Inc announced on [...]

Double-digit drop for US lumber prices at the end of May

Mills idled by wildfires in Western Canada and expectations that more market- or resource-related shutdowns were coming in the [...]

China: Railway deliveries expected to sharply reduce timber imports through ports

How will the competition between railway transported timber and port timber affect the market structure in China? Some market participants [...]

China: Higher prices for imported softwood lumber since the beginning of the year

Average price for imported softwood lumber in China in April was $180 per m3, a decline of 6.1% since [...]

Many sawmills in BC are expected to close in the next decade

British Columbia’s shrinking timber supply will attract approximately 12 sawmills to be closed in the next decade, following Tolko [...]