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B.C. forest industry trade mission finds new markets in China

B.C. forest products continue to find a growing market in China as diplomatic tensions with Canada have eased.  [...]

Downward trend in U.S. softwood lumber production; Canadian output continues falling trend

U.S. sawmills produced 23.737 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first eight months of 2019 [...]

North American softwood lumber prices flat in November

A couple of weeks ago it was panel (OSB and plywood) prices that saw spectacular rebounds; this week, Douglas fir [...]

ISC 2019 story 2: Canadian lumber industry in crisis after crisis; U.S. lumber supported by rising construction sector

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]

Finland: Prices of logs expected to drop sharply this year and in 2020

Due to the downward trend and lower production volumes in Finland's wood products industry, the average stumpage prices of [...]

ISC 2019 story 1: Is the bark beetle crisis the new ”normal”?

On October 17 and 18, 2019, the 67th International Softwood Conference took place in Antwerp in the Radisson Blu Astrid [...]

Tolko to permanently close Kelowna mill

Tolko Industries says it will permanently close its Kelowna mill on Jan. 8, after it was indefinetely curtailed in September [...]

Sweden’s Sodra to extend production stoppages at its sawmills due to spruce bark beetle infestation

Södra has decided to extend production stoppages at its sawmills during the Christmas and New Year period. The move [...]

Interfor reports $35.6 million net loss in Q3, increased US production

Interfor Corporation recorded a net loss in Q3’19 of $35.6 million, or $0.53 per share, compared to [...]

Finland: Oversupply in sawnwood markets reduces export prices

Oversupply in key export markets is reflected in the average export price of Finland’s sawnwood. The average export price [...]