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US softwood lumber production on the rise while Canadian output falls

US sawmills produce 8.557 bbf of softwood lumber in first three months of 2018, up 2.7% year-over [...]

Substantial growth in 2017 Chinese sawn softwood imports from Finland

China’s 2017 sawn softwood imports surged 41% to 25.05 million cubic metres, accounting for 67% of total softwood [...]

Ilim Group invests US$ 1 billion in its Ust-Ilimsk mill in Russia

Ilim Group launches integrated investment project Big Ust-Ilimsk at Ilim's Mill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia.    [...]

German wood products price on an upward trend in May

Since the beginning of the year German sawyers have complained about the cheap price of sawmill residues. Now the price [...]

Finnish roundwood prices significantly rose in April

The prices for roundwood in Finland have increased significantly during April 2018, as compared to the same period last year [...]

British companies interested in buying timber from Belarus

British companies are interested in buying Belarusian timber via commodity exchange. The possibility was discussed as a delegation of British [...]

Climbing prices for New Zealand radiata pine logs in May

Radiata pine log export prices from New Zealand have been rising significantly in May 2018. China has been importing radiata [...]

Södra’s sales of construction timber reached new record-high levels

Swedish construction customers are buying timber products like never before. Södra’s sales of Swedish construction timber broke all [...]

European sawn softwood sales boosted by the construction sector and strong Chinese and US demand

On the 15th of  June 2018, the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) held its Summer General Assembly in [...]

Global softwood lumber prices keep on going up during Q1/2018

Global softwood lumber prices continued their two-year climb in the 1Q/18 with the pace being higher in North [...]