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DelhiWood 2019 opens its gates this week

The sixth edition of the woodworking industry’s eagerly anticipated biennial event, DelhiWood 2019 is all set to be put [...]

Global sawlog prices reach highest level in 4 years

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Swanson Group to permanently close its Glendale sawmill in Oregon

Swanson Group has announced that it will permanently close its Glendale, Oregon, sawmill, which has been operated by the Swanson [...]

Lawsuit against the EU questions the inclusion of wood biomass as ‘renewable energy’

A group of plaintiffs from Estonia, France, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the US are filing a lawsuit against the [...]

Canada: Sawmill production falls into a lower gear

The recent lumber curtailments of major Canadian lumber producers, announced back in the fall and winter of 2018, have seriously [...]

China: Timber prices falling sharply due to high stocks and weak demand

Timber stock levels in Zhangjiagang markets remained high throughout 2018. In November, stocks of okan, a main species imported, reached [...]

Sliding importance of the UK in the EU market for timber products

There are significant shifts on-going in destinations for EU imports of timber products. After emerging as by the largest [...]

Estonia: Sawlog prices continue to rise at the beginning of the year

Roundwood prices in Estonia rose further in January 2019 from an already high level reported throughout 2018. Pine and spruce [...]

Canfor completes acquisition of major stake in Swedish Vida Group

Canfor has completed its purchase of 70% of the Vida Group. The Vida Group is Sweden’s largest privately-owned [...]

Weather conditions weaken the US lumber market

Weather conditions continued to thwart the US softwood lumber trading. Buyers and sellers in US acknowledged that they were tiring [...]