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China to extend hardwood tariff exemptions

According to the American Hardwood Export Council and the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA), Chinese tariff exemptions that were set [...]

Södra expands its CLT business to Denmark

Södra has announced that its complete offering of CLT panels for frame assembly with complementary products and services will [...]

Declining availability of US hardwood for Europe

US hardwood supply to Europe in the last six to nine months was described by importers as turbulent. According to [...]

Tenfold increase in freight rates puts pressure on European timber import prices

The key topic when it comes to European imports from Asia remains freight rates. A 40ft container from Malaysia or [...]

Metsä Group plans to invest EUR 200 million in a new LVL mill

Metsä Group is planning to construct a new LVL mill on its expanding mill area in Äänekoski, Finland.    [...]

Hardwood demand in Europe has surged – prices have hit new highs

It’s been six months plus of extremes and superlatives in the European sawn hardwood sector. Importers, distributors and merchants [...]

A new Canadian lumber giant emerges with 6 mills acquisition

GreenFirst Forest Products has closed on the previously announced acquisition of Rayonier Advanced Materials for $235 million. Rayonier operated six [...]

Softwood log prices at a high level in Finland

The stock prices of softwood logs were 15 per cent higher in August than in August of the previous year [...]

Is the rollercoaster ride for lumber prices in N. America over?

The first half of 2021 was characterised by strong rallies across much of the commodities complex, with everything from oil [...]

Ukraine may allow roundwood and green lumber exports by the end of 2021

The adoption of a Ukraine law that would permit the export of roundwood and green lumber is anticipated to have [...]