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One Canfor shareholder to oppose takeover offer

One of Canfor Corporation’s shareholders says it will oppose the pending acquisition of the remaining Canfor shares by Great [...]

Free trade agreement with China to facilitate New Zealand timber products exports

The just announced phased reduction of tariffs for wood and paper exports to China will assist, in a long term [...]

Sweden: Unusually large stocks of wood in September

Stocks of softwood, pulpwood and pulp chips have fallen since this summer but are nonetheless unusually large for the season [...]

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 [...]