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US softwood lumber production on the rise, while Canadian output falls

U.S. sawmills produced 32.441 billion board feet (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first 11 months of 2018 [...]

Universal Forest Products to acquire Wolverine Wood Products

Universal Forest Products, Inc. announced that one of its affiliates has signed an agreement to purchase the operating assets of [...]

German woodworking machinery reaches record in 2018

In the five years from 2014 to 2018, the production of German manufacturers of woodworking machinery increased from 2.4 [...]

Lumber prices keep on rising in US

Sales of US framing lumber slowed as winter took a toll on consumption across the continent. Snow in the Northwest [...]

International Forest Products acquires a major UK distributor of timber and panel products

International Forest Products LLC (IFP) is pleased to announce an agreement to acquire all of the equity of Price and [...]

Slowdown in Chinese lumber imports in 2018; weaker demand and price uncertainty due to trade war with US

China's demand for logs and lumber grew in 2018 as compared to 2017, but most of the gains were [...]

Record year for Western Forest Products, despite paying $43 million in softwood lumber duties

Despite paying up more than $43 million in softwood lumber duties, Western Forest Products managed to realize a profit of [...]

Lithuania: Sawlog prices more expensive at the beginning of the year

As compared to December 2018, all prices for roundwood in Lithuania have increased in Lithuania in the first month of [...]

New Zealand wood on a high demand as China shuns US exports; export prices near records

Forestry prices in New Zealand — one of the world’s largest timber exporters — are near record highs, thanks largely to [...]

Södra achieves record-high result in 2018

Södra’s consolidated net sales for full-year 2018 rose 18 percent to SEK 24,230 million (2018: 20 [...]