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Current trends in the Chinese plywood market

There are around 5,500 major enterprises manufacturing plywood in China. The total production capacity of plywood by these enterprises [...]

Russia: Lumber exports keep on growing, while logs exports fall

In January-October 2018, Russia increased its lumber exports, both in value and in volume terms, indicate the statistics published [...]

US softwood lumber prices fall at the beginning of December

Demand for framing lumber was light last week. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and concerns about the broader [...]

Kronospan to expand its business in Russia

Kronospan announced plans to build a furniture materials plant in the Moscow region. This was announced by David Brenner, Commercial [...]

China regained share of US plywood market

US imports of hardwood plywood fell by 9% in September with an across-the-board decline in both volume and [...]

US softwood lumber prices keep on rising

A mostly measured sales pace was reported across the most of US framing lumber species last week. Modest upward momentum [...]

UK will limit the use of cross-laminated timber in construction

The UK government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes, revealing that it will limit the use of [...]

Rougier to sell Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux to French Malvaux Group

The Rougier Group entered into exclusive negotiations with the Malvaux Group to sell 100% of the Rougier Sylvaco Panneaux’s [...]

Lumber prices in the US continue to rise

Framing lumber prices in the US carried some upward momentum last week, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price [...]