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U.S. hardwood industry hit hard by trade war with China

The U.S. hardwood lumber industry has a heavy reliance on export markets for its survival, and is being devastated [...]

Tolko announces downtime at Armstrong and Soda Creek lumber operations, citing high log costs, weak market conditions

Tolko Industries announced its Armstrong and Soda Creek lumber operations would take downtime during the weeks of May 27 and [...]

US/China dispute undermining confidence of African wood products traders

The likely impact of a prolonged trade dispute between China and the US is undermining the confidence of producers.  [...]

Vietnam: Investments in production capacity needed for boosting wood products exports

Vietnam's wood and forestry product export turnover reached over US$9.3 billion in 2018, accounting for more than [...]

US lumber prices fell sharply last week

Trading remained a grind, as sellers stepped up efforts to move prompt loadings while buyers limited purchases to must-have [...]

Sweden: The notified area of final felling rises sharply due to bark beetle attacks

The notified area of final felling in Sweden increased by 13% in April compared with the corresponding month in 2018 [...]

Germany: Producer prices for wood products on a downward trend

The economic downturn noted by the market research institutes is also reflected in Germany's producer prices for commercial wood [...]

US is beginning to realize the importance of diversification of hardwood export markets

The fact that China has imposed tariffs on American hardwood products imports has sounded the alarm for the US timber [...]

Forestry giants in BC show dramatic descend at the stock market

A closer look at any stock chart could reveal how the BC forest companies have slide down to three-year [...]

Swedish Södra to lower purchase prices for spruce roundwood

The high supply of spruce roundwood in Sweden and Central Europe as well as the obvious slowdown in the global [...]