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US: Slowdown in housing probable, if lumber prices don’t fall

Homebuilder sentiment is at an all-time high, as city-dwellers seek out suburban homes during the coronavirus pandemic. But [...]

COVID-19 delays long-anticipated European oak supply crunch

At the start of the year, before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic were felt, demand for European oak [...]

Bark beetles are ruining Swedish forests at a record pace

The spruce bark beetle has already done as much damage to Sweden’s forests so far this year as in [...]

Hurricane Laura causes $1.6 billion in forestry, timber damages

Hurricane Laura caused $525.4 million in damage to Louisiana farmers and $1.1 billion to the Louisiana timber industry [...]

Supplies of Brazilian tropical wood tightening but prices remain competitive in Europe

Supplies of tropical sawnwood and hardwood decking in Brazil are also tighter than usual at this time of year during [...]

BC government changes lumber regulations to boost domestic production

British Columbia government made changes to the Manufactured Forest Products Regulation (MFPR) around export requirements for sawn-wood products and [...]

WTO says that US’ tariffs on China broke global trade rules

The World Trade Organization has ruled that tariffs the US imposed on Chinese goods in 2018, triggering a trade war [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices flatten or drop slightly as autumn comes on

Most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities could level off or even start dropping, and that’s exactly what [...]

Wildfires negatively impacting Oregon’s forestlands and its timber industry

Massive statewide wildfires continue to ravage Oregon’s forestlands and their timber industry as well. Jim Gersback, a spokesperson for [...]