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US wood product manufacturers producing at highest levels since 2007

Despite the many challenges presented by the pandemic, US wood products manufacturers are responding to the high demand by producing [...]

Södra to invest in new CLT facility in Värö, Sweden

Södra is investing in a new facility that will increase the production capacity of timber frames ten-fold.  [...]

North American lumber prices plateau after previous weeks’ leaps

Potentially signalling a plateau in lumber prices, at least for the time being, benchmark softwood lumber commodity items stayed flat [...]

Lumber prices play key role in declining U.S. housing starts

February’s housing start numbers have been disappointing for the housing market. Housing starts fell last month by 10.3 [...]

Worldwide demand for European sawn softwood sees sharp rise

Internationally, sawn softwood consumption is concentrated around 3 equivalent poles: Europe, Asia and North America. Demand is well oriented there [...]

North American softwood lumber continue to increase after record highs

The latest data on U.S. home sales and house prices, released last week, underscored why softwood lumber prices keep [...]

Ongoing recovery of the European softwood lumber market

Until recently, the total annual consumption of softwood lumber in Europe has been steadily increasing and in 2019 reached the [...]