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Interfor curtails lumber production at three of its sawmills in BC

Interfor Corp., one of Canada's leading lumber producers and among the largest lumber companies in the world, will curtail [...]

Metsä plans to invest EUR 200 million in a new pine sawmill

Metsä Fibre will launch a pre-engineering phase for the construction of a new pine sawmill with approximately 750,000 [...]

US lumber prices pick up after weeks of downfall

Market-related curtailments in British Columbia served as signs that framing lumber markets were oversold and downside risk was waning [...]

Canfor to curtail operations at all British Columbia dimension mills; citing low lumber prices

Canfor Corporation will be temporarily curtailing operations at all British Columbia dimension mills effective April 29, 2019 due to low [...]

Top global softwood lumber producers in 2018

As it has since 2007, West Fraser is the world’s largest softwood lumber producer: in 2018, the company produced [...]

The boom in Vietnamese forestry products exports continues this year

The export value of Vietnam's forestry products increased by 17.8% year on year to take in US$3 [...]

Substantial growth in China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Brazil

Thailand still is the main tropical sawnwood exporter to China. China’s tropical sawnwood imports from Thailand in 2018 were [...]

Sweden: Sawlog prices in 1Q 2019 much higher than last year

Sawlog prices in Sweden had a different development during the 1Q 2019. The Northern and Southern regions showed marginal price [...]

Building on tropical hardwood’s construction potential

Advocacy for using timber as a mainstream modern construction material is increasing in Europe and other regions. Faced with the [...]

China: Imports of sawnwood drop, but prices rise

According to China Customs, 2018 sawnwood imports totalled 36.74 million cubic metres valued at US$10.13 billion, a [...]