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China-Europe container shortage causes freight rates to more than double

The recovery in China's manufacturing activity after the Covid-19 lockdown has surged progressively and after a halt caused [...]

Market implications of West Fraser’s acquisition of Norbord

West Fraser Timber Company, a leading supplier of lumber and other wood products extensively used in the building and construction [...]

North American softwood lumber prices recover as demand improves

It’s unbelievable for this time of year and if someone had predicted it a month ago they would have [...]

Stora Enso ready to deliver cross-laminated timber to the US market

Stora Enso has received approval for producing and delivering cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels to the United States in accordance [...]

Best Wood Schneider to build a large sawmill in Germany

   Best Wood Schneider GmbH with production sites in southern Germany will build a new sawmill.  At the new [...]

West Fraser to buy Norbord for US$ 3.1 billion

     West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what [...]

Mixed price developments for North American softwood lumber prices

   As market conditions stabilized, some North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices fell further, others were flat [...]

Brazil: Domestic demand recovering and exports of most wood products rising

   At the beginning of the pandemic there were forecasts of reductions in domestic demand and exports, notably of [...]

Norbord announces permanent closure of 100 Mile House OSB mill

   Norbord Inc. says it is permanently closing its oriented strandboard mill (OSB) in the central B.C. community [...]

Global CLT production forecast to double by 2025

   CLT has become popular in Europe, Japan, North America and Oceania. The global production of  CLT (cross-laminated [...]