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Russian sawmilling industry- Factors influencing investments and business outlook

The Russian sawmilling industry is characterized by fragmentation, a division between large export-oriented companies and smaller companies relying on [...]

Former closed sawmill in BC converts to wood pellets; production exported to Japan

A sawmill in McBride, B.C., that shutdown 13 years ago is getting a new life as a wood pellet [...]

Europe’s “zero deforestation” policies: an opportunity for tropical timber?

Increasingly the twin concepts of “zero deforestation” and “embodied deforestation” lie at the heart of European policy making, both in [...]

US lumber prices pick up after weeks of decline

Additional and significant curtailments announced in British Columbia jolted the framing lumber market out of a five-week losing streak [...]

Sweden: Collapse in softwood lumber exports to China compensated with booming deliveries to Egypt

Sweden increased softwood lumber exports to Egypt by 68.2% y-o-y in first quarter 2019 to 365.6 [...]

UPM’s sawmills are running at full speed

UPM Timber welcomed Aki Temmes, 41, to the position of Senior Vice President of Business in late April. He transferred [...]

Södra expands drying capabillity in Sweden to address bottleneck and prepare for new CLT facility

Södra chose Heinola to supply new Progressive kilns for the sawmill in Värö, Sweden. Heinola will deliver two [...]

Canadian softwood lumber production falls 8.6% in Q1/2019, driven by 14.7% decline in BC’s output

Sawmills in Canada produced 6.382 bbf in the first three months, down 8.6% from 6.985 bbf a [...]

France: Prices for oak logs start to fall after years of sharp rise

There are significant changes in the French oak market. This can be noticed by examining the results (see table below [...]

More curtailments in BC announced by Canfor and Western Forest Products

Canadian Canfor Corporation announced it will be curtailing operations at all British Columbia sawmills, except WynnWood. The majority of mills [...]