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Louisiana-Pacific shuts down North Carolina mill due to Hurricane Florence

Louisiana-Pacific (LP) announced that due to Hurricane Florence, its Wilmington, N.C. engineered wood operations have been temporarily shut [...]

Shares in Canadian lumber companies fall on negative expectations for the US housing market

Shares in several major Canadian forestry companies closed down Wednesday after an analyst downgrade and lower-than-expected building permits [...]

EU imports of tropical logs & sawnwood recover a little ground in the first half of 2018

After a downturn in 2017, the quantity of EU imports of tropical logs recovered a little ground in the first [...]

China’s sawnwood imports continue to rise this year; import prices as well

China’s sawnwood imports in the first quarter of 2018 totalled 8.28 million cubic metres valued at US$2 [...]

Croatia’s ban on oak lumber transport lifted

The transport restrictions for oak wood in Croatia which have the purpose of preventing the propagation of the oak lace [...]

Subdued EU tropical timber imports in 2018

EU imports of tropical wood products have been subdued so far in 2018 with little sign yet of any rebound [...]

Vietnam’s wood industry to benefit from US-China trade war

The trade war between the U.S. and China officially started on 6 July after the U.S. started imposing [...]

The German sawmill industry in a stronger position in 2018

The German sawmill industry closed 2017 with a positive result. Above all the good 4th quarter dominated the annual result [...]

The bark beetle infestation is ravaging European forests

A bark beetle infestation is currently ravaging forests in Central and some Northern European countries. Reports from Germany, The Czech [...]