Trade envoy for British Columbia says the US still needs time for new softwood lumber talks

British Columbia announced that the province is ready to fight for its lumber producers in the trade war on softwood [...]

New Zealand’s exports of logs to India dropped by 62% due to currency issues

New Zealand's exports of logs to India have decreased by 62% year-on-year, for fear of falling demand [...]

Decline in US hardwood plywood imports from tropical countries

US imports of hardwood plywood declined 4% in 2016 from the previous year. In 2015 plywood imports increased 12%. A [...]

Large Japanese wood companies boost imports of wood pellets and chips

Trading houses and electricity retailers in Japan are currently increasing the imports of wood chips and palm shells due to [...]

UK’s sawn timber imports face large price increase

UK's imports of sawn timber have faced the largest price increase in the year to January 2017. The construction [...]

Record order intake of EUR 162 million for Raute in 2016

Raute has recently released its results for the financial year 2016. The Finnish woodworking machinery supplier ended the year with [...]

Softwood lumber prices in the US up 15% since January; forecast to continue growth this year

The price of lumber in the US, from framing to structural panels, has increased in recent weeks with some prices [...]

Central/West Africa: FOB prices for sawnwood begin to stir

Sawnwood FOB prices in Central/Western Africa have begun to stir on the back of steady demand from buyers for [...]

Brazil: Exports of wood products up 20%

In January 2017 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 20.0% in value compared to [...]

Universal Forest Products enters hardwood business with new acquisition

Universal Forest Products Inc. plans to break into the hardwood products with the acquisition of an Indiana-based manufacturer.  [...]