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Trump to suspend tariff hike on Chinese imports

President Trump said Friday the government had reach a “phase one” trade agreement with China and won’t be moving [...]

Stable softwood lumber production in U.S.; Canadian output drops sharply

U.S. sawmills produced 20.687 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2019 [...]

Swedish foresters to drop timber prices due to slow sawnwood demand and bark beetle calamity

The Swedish forest owners association Mellanskog has announced a decrease in its timber prices.     According to [...]

Schweighofer claims that the high price of logs in Romania makes the company uncompetitive

Today we pay 86 euros (per cubic meter of logs used to make the highest quality timber), while in Austria [...]

China: Sharp fall in imports of hardwood lumber balanced more softwood lumber imports

In the first half of 2019, the total import of logs and lumber totaled 485.394 million cubic meters, amounting [...]

Stora Enso to temporarily suspend operations at Uimaharju Sawmill due to oversupply

    Finnish-Swedish forest industry giant Stora Enso will suspend operations for more than two months at [...]

US lumber prices back to growth despite low housing starts

North American lumber prices have bounced back but how long will this last? A look at the latest US housing [...]

Vietnam forestry products exports up 18.1% in the first nine months of 2019

Forestry exports were estimated to exceed 7.93 billion USD in the first 9 months of 2019, up 18.1 [...]

Brazil’s forest sector will invest USD 7.84 billion in additional production capacity by 2023

Investments in pulp, soluble cellulose, paper and wood panels - the sector represented by the Brazilian Tree Industry Asociation (Ibá) -are [...]

Czech forest owners face losses of US$ 1.70 billion due to the bark beetle infestation

Czech forest owners face 40 billion crowns ($1.70 billion) of damage this year from an escalating spread of bark [...]