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France: Heatwave expected to bring bark beetle infestation; softwood prices already down sharply

Long waves of heat, dry weather have brought the worst bark beetle infestation in two decades to eastern France, ruining [...]

US lumber prices fell after 5 weeks of consecutive growth

After several weeks of consistent growth, the US lumber prices fell quite considerably last week. On average, lumber prices fell [...]

Russian Sveza to set up its own logging company

Russian plywood manufacturer Sveza has set up its own logging company, Sveza Resource LLC. The company is currently conducting pilot [...]

Canfor to further reduce production in BC

The curtailments will reduce Canfor’s annual production output by approximately 400 million board feet.  Canfor Corporation announced [...]

Beetle logging in the Czech State Forests more than doubled in one year

+112% of beetle-infested wood in the 1H  In the first half of 2019, the number of bark [...]

Rising softwood lumber production for U.S. sawmills, while Canadian output drops sharply

Softwood lumber production by U.S. sawmills in the first four months of 2019 was 11.718 billion board ft [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices on the rise in Q2/2019

Pine logs cost now an average of 472 SEK/m3 (EUR 44.92/m3), while spruce logs SEK 531/m3 [...]

Vietnam captures opportunities from US/China trade dispute

In the first three months of 2019 Vietnam’s wood product exports were valued at around US$2.3 billion [...]

China: Top 10 softwood log importing companies

The first importing company, in terms of value, was Shanghai Shengwosheng Forest Corporation, with a total amount of imports reaching [...]

Norway: Sawlog prices continue to fall

The average price across the whole range of roundwood assortments in Norway fell slightly again in May 2019. Following the [...]