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China: Many softwood log prices have soared after the New Year’s Day holiday

After the New Year's holiday, many log traders are worried about future market uncertainties, and many softwood prices have [...]

Swedish AB Karl Hedin to expand Krylbo sawmill

Swedish sawmiller AB Karl Hedin intends to build a new planing mill, extra storage capacity and further timber kiln drying [...]

Vietnam to tighten timber laws to avoid US tariff threats

Vietnam’s wood industry, under investigation by the U.S. Trade Representative for allegedly importing illegally harvested or traded timber [...]

UK timber import stats show continued strong market recovery

    UK's timber and panel import volumes performed strongly in October 2020 for the fifth consecutive [...]

Exports of Finland’s forest industry fall sharply in Jan.-Oct. 2020

In October 2020 the exports value of Finland's forest industry products totaled EUR 0.87 billion. In January-October [...]

U.S. hardwood sector faces multiple issues from trade wars to changing consumption patterns

The biggest issue the hardwood industry faces is loss in domestic consumption. International hardwood export, Michael Snow, comments on key [...]

North American lumber pricing surge expected to persist in 2021

An unexpected rebound in wood product prices in December was boosting profits for Canadian forestry companies but leaving homeowners and [...]

With Chinese trade ban, Australia looks to India as a new market for its timber

With the embargo imposed by China on the importation of Australian logs still in effect, it is becoming a race [...]

European trade of wood chips has gone up substantially as sawmills have ramped up production

Softwood lumber production in Europe has increased steadily increased over the past five years. Consequently, additional volumes of sawmill by [...]