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U.S. softwood lumber production on the rise, while Candian output falls

U.S. sawmills produced 14.752 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2018 [...]

Downward trend in Latvian sawn softwood exports

Sawn and planed sawn softwood exports from Latvia went down by 15% during the Q1/2018, to 603,000 m3 [...]

China introduces FSC national forest stewardship standard

China launches FSC national forest stewardship standard, reports FSC in its press release. Thus, China is the second country in [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]

Growth of Russian sawnwood exports negatively impacted by slowing Chinese demand

In the first quarter of 2018, the supply of sawn softwood from Russia increased by 1.8% (YoY) to 6 [...]

Lumber prices in the US keep on going down through August

The plunge in framing lumber prices in the US was unabated, but another round of steep discounting drew in more [...]

Finnish softwood lumber exports to China collapse

The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world decreased by -4% during January - May 2018, as compared to the same [...]

Ghana’s wood products exports up 24% in January-April 2018

In the first four months of 2018 Ghana’s wood product exports totalled 115,225 cu.m compared to 92 [...]

Maibec sells two sawmills to Group Lebel

Maibec announced that it concluded a transaction with Groupe Lebel of Rivière-du-Loup for their acquisition of the [...]

EU tropical importers face rising competition for supplies

EU timber traders cited a number of factors shaping tropical import trends. These included intensifying competition for material from Chinese [...]