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Particularly good EU demand for sapele

Looking at individual species and products, importers in several EU countries, report particularly good demand for sapele in 2017, with [...]

Georgia-Pacific to build $135 million softwood lumber production plant in Georgia

Georgia‐Pacific announced on the 20th of February that the company will build a new softwood lumber production facility in [...]

China: 18% decline in softwood log imports and 10% in hardwood log imports expected for the next 10 years

China's logs, lumber and woodchips imports have been ascending rapidly and reached very high values. Between 2012 and 2017 [...]

RACert and NEPCon to form the largest certification body in the world

NEPCon and RACert (the certification division of the Rainforest Alliance) have announced their intention to merge later this year. The [...]

Canadian softwood lumber demand is forecast to remain high in the US

The ascending US housing starts and the tight softwood lumber supply from the Canadian lumber producers is expected to maintain [...]

Timber exports from Malaysia will increase by 5% in 2018

Timber exports from Malaysia are forecast to increase by 5% in 2018, from RM 23.22 billion in 2017, due [...]

Finland: Half a million cubic metres more sawn softwood produced in 2017

In 2017, the Finnish forest industry production increased in the majority of the main product categories. However, the production of [...]

France: Lumber prices for the 4th quarter of 2017

    FRANCE LUMBER PRICES for the 4th quarter 2017          [...]

US lumber prices near the all-time high

Framing lumber prices in the US picked up after a midweek drop, while many key prices continued for forge higher [...]

EUTR deterring tropical suppliers say EU importers

Some EU importers maintain that the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) has also played a part in an international hardwood trade [...]