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US softwood lumber prices rise during usual seasonal slow-down

At this time of year it is usual for softwood lumber prices to be lowering, as end-users would be [...]

Russia’s OSB production capacity grows rapidly

Thanks to the continuous recovery of the national economy since the crisis and the launch of new investment projects in [...]

Chinese flooring giant invests big in Georgia

Chinese flooring manufacturing giant Create Flooring Solutions (CFL) will invest $70 million in a new 252,000-square-foot manufacturing [...]

Serious interruption of Chinese plywood supply to Europe

On supply, some interruption was reported out of Indonesia and Malaysia due to the lockdown; some factories reported to have [...]

Most softwood lumber prices in North America moderate while plywood prices’ surge

Wood panel prices will provide indication of remaining summer lumber demand. . There are much fewer producers of this essential building [...]

European parquet market: A return pre-Covid-19 sales level not expected in the short to medium term

After a year of slight contraction in 2018, the European parquet market improved in 2019. Unfortunately, this positive result and [...]

Canada launches investigations into plywood from China

The complaint alleges Canadian industry is facing an increase in the volume of the dumped and subsidized imports   [...]

US softwood lumber prices stabilize; inventories weak

After a wild ride down then up over the past few months, most standard construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices [...]