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Canadian lumber industry struggles with trade disputes and climate change

    The Canadian softwood lumber industry has to handle two of the biggest challenges in its history [...]

West Fraser to curtail production at five sawmills

West Fraser announced temporary production curtailments during which all mill activities will be curtailed for one week in June at [...]

Canfor to permanently close Vavenby sawmill; sells cutting rights to Interfor

Canadian Canfor Corporation announced today it will be closing its Vavenby sawmill in British Columbia this July following an orderly [...]

SCA buys 10,000 hectares of forest land in Estonia for EUR 39 million

SCA acquired 93% of the shares in Forestum Group AB, a Swedish company which owns forest and land assets in [...]

Chinese companies seeking alternatives to US timbers

At present, Chinese companies have been able to absorb the increased tariff levels on imported US timber raw materials but [...]

EU tropical wood trade strong in the first quarter of 2019

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first quarter this year compared to the [...]

Stora Enso finalises the restructuring of Bergvik Skog’s forests holdings

The shareholders of Bergvik Skog AB, a Swedish forest holding company, have finalised the previously announced restructuring of its ownership [...]

Canfor completes first phase acquisition of Elliott Sawmilling

Canfor Corporation announced that it has completed the first phase purchase of 49% of Elliott Sawmilling Co. Inc announced on [...]

Double-digit drop for US lumber prices at the end of May

Mills idled by wildfires in Western Canada and expectations that more market- or resource-related shutdowns were coming in the [...]

Ligna 2019 attracted more than 90,000 visitors

The five-day LIGNA 2019 closed on an impressive note. The world's leading trade fair for woodworking and wood [...]