Brazil: Domestic demand recovering and exports of most wood products rising

   At the beginning of the pandemic there were forecasts of reductions in domestic demand and exports, notably of [...]

Hopes that the Biden administration will end the softwood lumber dispute

   There's a glimmer of hope the ongoing softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States might [...]

Södra sees a 25% increase in spruce bark beetle damage

   A late summer swarming caused a widespread spruce bark beetle outbreak and Södra now sees a significant [...]

China extends ban on imports of timber from Australia due to bark beetle

   China has indefinitely suspended imports of all Victorian timber logs, less than a week after an unofficial ban [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices correct further down

   North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices did correct down a bit more last week; however, demand [...]

Europe: Timber harvest down after 6 years

   European timber harvests down in 2019 after six years of year-over-year increases - European timber harvests fell [...]

EUTR and FLEGT will become UK domestic legislation

   The Office of Product Safety and Standards has issued guidance staring that from January 1, 2021, Great Britain [...]

Belarus seeks to expand forest products exports to China

Belarus' forestry industry plans to expand into Asian markets.    During the ministerial meeting, Forestry Minister Vitaly [...]

Canadian lumber companies make record profits; optimistic outlook for 2021

   Canadian lumber companies that pulled in record earnings are optimistic about next year despite lower wood prices, as [...]

Interfor posts huge lumber sales

   Canadian lumber giant Interfor has reported a huge rebound in sales after an earlier COVID-19 setback.  [...]