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The UN provides update on the EUTR

The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published its latest briefing note on the implementation of the [...]

European softwood lumber exports to the USA kept on growing in 2018

European softwood lumber exports to the USA continued to rise in 2018, although the pace of growth was significantly lower [...]

Brexit impact on the European hardwood trade

The 29th March, the date scheduled for the UK’s departure from the EU, is now fast approaching. But there [...]

Canfor curtails production at three other mills in BC

Canadian lumber giant Canfor has again curtailed production at three of its British Columbia mills.    Citing [...]

Finland: Pulp industry shows record results

Global mega-trends are expected to provide Finland's thriving pulp production sector with a buffer against future recessions. The [...]

Sharp rise in Brazilian exports of wood-based products

In November 2018, Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 24% in value compared to November [...]

SCA to acquire 10 000 hectares of forest land in Latvia

SCA and Latvian Forest Company have signed a letter of intent for SCA to acquire 10 000 hectares of forest [...]

Georgia-Pacific to close lumber mill due high timber prices and drop in housing starts

Georgia-Pacific will close Sterling Lumber mill in Brunswick, Georgia, with loss of 120 jobs, amid difficultly in getting timber [...]

Norbord reports record earnings in 2018

Norbord Inc. reported Adjusted EBITDA of $724 million for the full-year 2018 compared to $672 million in 2017 on [...]

Japan seeks to boost wood pellet imports from Canada

Japan is studying the potential for a seismic increase in wood pellet imports from western Canada – especially from British Columbia [...]