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US costs of homebuilding increasing due to lumber tariffs

Last week, Robert Dietz, chief economist for the National Association of Home Builders, addressed attendees at the National Association of [...]

Canadian lumber companies announce large capacity expansions in the US

As lumber costs remain at historically high levels, lumber companies are investing those profits into strengthening their positions and increasing [...]

Germany: Positive forecasts for woodworking machines orders in 2018

German woodworking machines manufacturers have increased production by 10.4% in 2017, to EUR 3.2 billion.     [...]

Global trends for the forestry industry in Q1/2018

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) jumped 5.1% q-o-q in the 1Q/18 to reach its highest [...]

US lumber prices stagnate at record levels

A second muted week of trading since the U.S. holiday generated cracks in prices of framing lumber.    [...]

Canada will impose tariffs on US plywood imports

Canada has recently announced it would impose tariffs on plywood and other products imported from the US.     [...]

Overview of trends in the U.S. particleboard market

The U.S. particleboard market totalled 22.8M cubic metres in 2017, 4.6M cubic metres (or 17%) less than [...]

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in the US increased significantly in Q1/2018

During the first quarter of 2018, there were substantial increases in wood costs for pulpmills in Western US and Canada [...]

German furniture exports to the US, Canada and China grow strongly in the Q1/2018

The furniture exports from Germany increased by 1%, to approximately EUR 2.7 billion during the first quarter of 2018 [...]

Hardwood exports from the US to China get to record levels in Q1 2018

Amidst the trade dispute between China and the US, the hardwood exports to Sea and Greater China   rallied [...]