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Keyword: softwood lumber

US sawmills increase softwood lumber production in January-February

US sawmills produced 5.285 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first two months of 2017, a [...]

West Fraser Timber set on upgrading mills in US South

The “macro fundamentals” setting the tone for lumber markets in North America are “very positive,” notwithstanding challenges such as transportation [...]

Sweden exports significantly more softwood lumber to China

The Swedish sawmills have exported 1.1 million cubic meters of sawn and planed lumber during February 2017, 6% less [...]

Swedish softwood lumber market expected to see production capacity increases in 2017

The Swedish forest industry is forecast to grow in 2017, especially in pulp, paper and wood products.    [...]

First Canadian sawmill to announce closure after US lumber duties

A sawmill owner in New Brunswick announced that it will shut down the mill because of the newly imposed US [...]

Japan boosts imports of softwood lumber from Europe

EU's softwood lumber exports to Japan increased by 14% during 2016, as compared to the previous year. The exports [...]

The US government will release Canadian softwood duties decision on April 25th

The U.S. Commerce Department announced on the 13th of April that it will announce on the 25th of April [...]

Finnish softwood lumber exports to China reach 1 million m3; up 67% yoy

The softwood lumber exports from Finland to the world increased by 9% for the whole year 2016, as compared to [...]

Quebec, Ontario press Ottawa for loan guarantees to help sawmills pay expected US softwood lumber duties

Canada's lumber industry is in a stronger position to weather a U.S. trade battle than it was during [...]

Sweden exports more softwood lumber in 2016

Swedish sawmills have increased their exports of sawn and planed softwood lumber by 1%, to just under 13 million cbm [...]