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Swanson Group curtails production at two sawmills; citing deteriorating market conditions

Oregon's Swanson Group is implementing production curtailments with immediate effect, citing deteriorating market conditions.    The [...]

U.S. softwood lumber production on the rise; Canadian output drops

U.S. sawmills produced 20.678 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2018 [...]

Continuing stasis in EU sawn hardwood consumption expected

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

Value of Russian softwood lumber exports rises sharply

Russian softwood lumber exports increased sharply in the first eight months of the year, both in value and in volume [...]

Boise Cascade to acquire Arling Lumber

Boise Cascade Co. announced an agreement to acquire Arling Lumber, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Arling is a third generation [...]

Tolko to curtail operations at Quest Wood sawmill citing high log costs and poor market conditions

Tolko Industries Limited has told their employees in Quesnel on October 13 that they will be curtailing operations at their [...]

EC reports steady progress in EUTR implementation

On 5th October, the European Commission (EC) formally adopted the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) Report 2017, the second biennial report [...]

ISC 2018: Buoyant construction in Europe supports sawmill industry’s solid financial performance

On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Riga in [...]

EU is ready to begin trade arbitration with Ukraine to lift timber exports ban

The European Union is ready to begin commercial arbitration with Ukraine to lift a moratorium on exports of round timber [...]

Brazilian lumber exports rise as to meet US demand

Brazilian lumber exports have followed a similar trend as exports from other countries over the last decade, which is to [...]