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Nordic sawmill curtailments to continue

Nordic sawmillers have reported weaker results and curtailment of production to manage lower prices, oversupply and weakening demand amid a [...]

China: Price index for imported sawn timber

This price guide contains the most update prices of imported sawn timber at main distribution markets in China.   [...]

Analysis of Vietnam’s wood products industry: opportunities and challenges coexist

As one of the major trade surplus areas in Vietnam, timber, wood products and forest products have gradually developed into [...]

Downturn in the Swedish forest industry as recession in Europe progresses

    The recession in Europe, in particular, is noticeable in the Swedish forest industry. The sawmills partially [...]

Swedish sawmills export less to Europe; more to Africa, China and US

Swedish sawmills delivered less softwood lumber to European destinations in the first eight months of 2019 (-7%). By contrast, deliveries [...]

European beetle spruce logs flood the Chinese market

European beetle spruce logs have flooded the Chinese market. In the first eight months of the year, the EU countries [...]

Canadian mills’ problems drive up lumber prices in U.S.

Beetles, tariffs and mill closures have cut into Canada’s share of the U.S. lumber market, lifting prices by [...]

Largest hardwood producer in US closes two sawmills this month as trade war impacts industry

Tacoma, Washington-based Northwest Hardwoods will close its Mount Vernon, Washington and Maury River, Virginia mills in November, laying off [...]

UK to extend timber legality requirements after Brexit

UK tropical and other timber importers were urged to evaluate the impacts for their businesses of a no-deal Brexit [...]

Vietnam: Growing opportunities to forge new wood products business links in the US

Vietnam’s exports of wood products increased significantly in the first 9 months, most notably exports to the US rose [...]