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Martinsons to increase lumber production capacity by 550,000 m3/year

The Swedish sawmill and building materials manufacturer Martinsons aims to increase the production capacity of its sawmills by 550,000 [...]

North America softwood lumber prices firm over 2019-end

As expected by most softwood lumber players at the end of last year, the generally buoyant demand for construction framing [...]

Climate change debate threatens to tip European hardwood market over the edge

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Global softwood lumber production is forecast to grow by 1.6% in 2020

In reviewing 2019, where Europe is grouped as “one region,” the five largest producers are Europe, the U.S., Canada [...]

European bark beetle crisis could have far-reaching implications in global lumber markets

A new wildcard in the global supply of lumber, as well as log exports, is the rapid expansion of the [...]

Is 2020 going to be as horrible as 2019 for B.C. sawmills?

For B.C. sawmills and loggers, 2019 was an annus horribilis that they can only hope is not repeated in [...]

Forecast: Global lumber demand trends in 2020

Many in the industry will not remember 2019 positively. Simply put, most global markets were awash in wood, and all [...]

New Zealand log export prices on the rise in December

The CFR sale price for A grade logs in China remained in the mid US$120s range per m3. At [...]

Stora Enso divests sawmill in Germany

Stora Enso has signed an agreement to divest its sawn construction timber (KVH) mill at Pfarrkirchen in Germany, to the [...]

Major rise in German softwood lumber exports to China and U.S.

A significant surge in softwood lumber exports from Germany to China has been reported during the nine-month period of [...]