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Falling plywood exports worries Brazilian producers

Exports of Brazilian plywood to the United States increased by more than 30 percent between 2017 and 2018. The export [...]

US lumber prices continue to fall in June

  Despite a growing list of mill curtailments, prices of framing lumber sagged under the weight of production. Demand [...]

European softwood lumber to the USA nearly double in Q1/2019

        European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in the [...]

How many BC sawmills have taken downtime so far?

Hardly a week goes by that we’re not hearing of new sawmill curtailments or closures in B.C.  For [...]

Finland: Roundwood prices shifting downwards in April, but higher yoy

The prices for roundwood in Finland have increased significantly during April 2019, as compared to the same period last year [...]

US DoC must take another look at its tariff calculation of hardwood plywood imported from China

The U.S. Department of Commerce must take another look at its tariff calculation of hardwood plywood imported from China [...]

Brazil’s wood products exports drop sharply in April 2019

In April 2019, the Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) declined 19% in value compared to [...]

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 [...]