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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 [...]

Suez Canal blockage could drive in huge trade disruption

A giant container ship has become wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal, blocking one of the world's busiest trade [...]

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 [...]

EU wood product exporters struggle to respond to UK due diligence requests

One measure already enforced in the UK is the UK Timber Regulation which imposes legality due diligence requirements on all [...]

Russia: Luzales to build a large wood pellet plant; production exported to Europe

Russian company LLC Luzales plans a second plant for the production of wood fuel pellets. The plant is being built [...]

Scarcity of wood raw materials in Germany

If the scarcity of raw materials on the German wood market continues, pallet producers and other wood packaging manufacturers will [...]

N. American lumber prices are not expected to drop soon

   Industry experts hopeful prices could begin to decline in second half of 2021   Lumber prices in [...]

Largest German sawmills plan to increase production in 2021

The largest sawmills in Germany increased their sawmill production volume again last year. Most companies want to maintain or increase [...]