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Softwood lumber prices in US continue to drop sharply

Downward momentum eased in some framing lumber species in US. But even with quarter-end pressure to sell behind them [...]

Demand from China pushes up Russia’s exports of softwood lumber

Increased exports of softwood lumber from Russia to China the past decade have resulted in higher timber harvests in Eastern [...]

Forecast: Finland’s softwood lumber exports to drop this year due to slow Chinese demand

The production volume of sawn goods will increase 1–2 percent in 2018. Export of pine timber will increase, but [...]

Overview of China’s first half 2018 wood products trade

Data from China Customs shows that in the first half of 2018 the value of China’s wood products trade [...]

Russia: Birch logs export restriction to help domestic plywood industry

On July 17, 2018, the Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, signed Resolution No. 836 “On [...]

Metsä Wood inaugurates birch plywood mill in Estonia

Metsä Wood’s new birch plywood mill inaugurated in Pärnu, Estonia. The investment in the birch plywood mill in [...]

Falling trend in EU imports of Chinese wood furniture

After making gains last year, EU wood furniture imports from tropical countries and China fell in the first 6 months [...]

European parquet market continues to grow; worries on US-China trade war

The Board of Directors of the European Federation of the Parquet Industry (FEP) met on 20 September 2018 and discussed [...]

Swiss Krono to expand plant in Barnwell, US

A $200+ million, 250,000 square-foot expansion of the Swiss Krono plant in Barnwell, South Carolina has been enabled [...]