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US softwood lumber prices flat, as trade stalls

Framing lumber prices were flat to mildly mixed amid measured follow-through from last week’s more active finish in [...]

North American lumber production on a downward trend; Canadian output drops by 10%

U.S. sawmills produced 14.647 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first five months of 2019 [...]

Cheaper roundwood in Estonia

At a price of EUR 73.84/m3 and EUR 76.54/m3 respectively, pine and spruce sawlogs have decreased [...]

EU imports of tropical sawn hardwood up 14%

Total EU tropical sawn wood imports for January to May were ahead 13.9% on the 2018 figure at 405 [...]

Trump to set 10% tariff on remaining Chinese products

The stock market sold off last week after President Donald Trump tweeted more tariffs are coming in September on the [...]

The Czech Republic boosts exports of logs to China

Logs exported from the Czech Republic to China have increased significantly this year, as a result of a record harvesting [...]

Considerable drop in US lumber prices

Sales picked up late in the week in some framing lumber species, amid a limit-up move in futures Thursday [...]

Finland’s softwood lumber exports move from China to Egypt

Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world increased by 5% in the first five months of 2019. The softwood lumber [...]

New production curtailments in BC announced by Sinclar Group

In another hit to the B.C. forest industry, the Sinclar Group announced temporary production curtailments at lumber operations in [...]

EU construction market a mixed picture; hardwood sector still strong

According to latest Eurostat figures, building construction contracted by 0.2% in May over April 2019, while civil engineering output [...]