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Global lumber market trends in 2020

In North America at least, 2019 will be remembered as the hangover from the 2018 first-half price spike that [...]

Slight decline in U.S. softwood lumber production for Jan.-Oct. 2019

U.S. sawmills produced 29.909 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 10 months of 2019 [...]

Europe is massively expanding softwood logs exports to China, as domestic market is hit by oversupply

- China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia  [...]

Russia’s Far East: Huge timber reserves are unexploited sufficiently

Almost half of the lands of the forest fund of the Russian Federation (556.2 million ha, 49%) and a [...]

Resolute Forest acquires Conifex Timber’s 3 U.S. sawmills

Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced it will acquire Conifex Timber Inc. 's three U.S. sawmills for $163 million, plus [...]

Global output of wood products is at 70-year high

The global production and trade of major wood products such as industrial roundwood, sawnwood and wood-based panels have surged [...]

Vietnam’s wood products exports on target to hit US$11.5 billion this year

According to figures from the Vietnam Timber and Forest Product Association (VTFPA), Vietnam’s wood exports value in 2019 is [...]

$1-billion takeover bid of forestry giant Canfor fails

Lumber giant Canfor has terminated an arrangement agreement between the company and Jim Pattison’s Great Pacific Capital Corporation.  [...]

Weyerhaeuser sells Montana timberlands

Weyerhaeuser Company announced an agreement to sell its 630,000 acres of timberland in Montana to a private timberland investment [...]

Analysis of China’s current wood processing industry capacity

The output value of China’s timber processing and wood products industries in 2018 was RMB1.3 trillion, accounting for [...]