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USA becoming a more attractive market for the European softwood lumber

European softwood lumber shipments to the US have reached levels unseen since before the global financial crisis. Exports almost doubled [...]

Vietnam: Wood processing industry concerned of raw material availability

Concerns have been raised over the rapid increase in Vietnamese wood chip production and export which, say analysts, could threaten [...]

U.S. hardwood industry to disintegrate from trade war with China

A possible trade deal with China announced this month might not be broad enough to save U.S. hardwood timber [...]

Sweden: Bark beetle outbreak hits sawlog prices

Both sawlog and pulpwood prices in Sweden decreased during the 3Q 2019 for the first time since 2016, as the [...]

West Fraser reports drop in lumber production for Q3/2019

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. has reported its third quarter 2019 results:    In the third quarter [...]

Many more BC sawmill closures forecast, and this could extend to pellet, co-gen and pulp mills

This year’s series of B.C. mill closures and production curtailments have affected more than 5,900 workers at [...]

North American softwood lumber prices moderate downward

In a time when literally no one knows what is happening with the North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber [...]

Analysis of the production characteristics of the Russian log market

Russia has the largest forest area in the world. In fact, Russia's forest land accounts for about one-fifth [...]

Global wooden furniture market expected to grow 32% by 2025

The size of the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow from $395 billion in 2018 to more than [...]