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North American softwood lumber prices mostly flat despite skyrocketing U.S. housing starts

New home building in the U.S. skyrocketted by almost 17 per cent last month, however, this is after an [...]

China appears to be tackling the problem of illegal timber and logging in a new forest law

In an encouraging move with the potential to create transformative market change, China recently amended its Forest Law to include [...]

Germany has now some of the world lowest pulpwood prices due to insect and storm damages

In Germany, softwood pulplog prices have experienced a dramatic decline the past year because of an oversupply of low-grade [...]

Sweden sends a record batch of softwood lumber to the United States

Last week, the ship MS Saga Faith, loaded with lumber in the amount of more than 65 thousand cubic meters [...]

Segezha Group acquires Finnish sawmill

The Segezha Group has acquired Karelian Wood Company, a sawmill owned by Pin Arctic Oy in Kostomuksha in the Republic [...]

Sharp drop in export of hardwoods to China has important implications for American hardwoods in Europe

Headline figures for sawn hardwood consumption in Europe show that demand has been flat for the last decade. However, these [...]

Illegal Myanmar teak seized in the Netherlands

In the first raid of its kind, Dutch police have seized a large quantity of Myanmar teak in the Netherlands [...]

Sawlog prices fallen substantially in Central Europe makes the sawmilling sector in the region more competitive

Sawlog prices fell throughout the world in 2019 with European prices declining the most, resulting in a more competitive sawmilling [...]

B.C. lumber producers have permanently closed mills accounting for 18% of the province’s capacity

Financial analysts say Canadian production cutbacks and a consumer-driven recovery in housing starts in the U.S. could mean [...]

Eastward shift in European hardwood consumption

EU-wide sawn hardwood consumption was around 9.98 million m3 in 2018, 3% more than in 2017. EU sawn [...]