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New production curtailments in BC announced by Sinclar Group

In another hit to the B.C. forest industry, the Sinclar Group announced temporary production curtailments at lumber operations in [...]

EU construction market a mixed picture; hardwood sector still strong

According to latest Eurostat figures, building construction contracted by 0.2% in May over April 2019, while civil engineering output [...]

Concerns on the risk of US anti-dumping investigations of Vietnamese wood products exports 

In the first 6 months of 2019 the US continued as Vietnam’s top export market for wood products with [...]

Mexican Proteak reports record MDF production

The MDF producer Pro MDF, which belongs to the Mexican Proteak Uno, produced a total of 57,400 m³ of [...]

Calamity-wood from the Italian Alps sold to China

Between 27 and 29 October 2018, the Vaia storm destroyed 41,491 hectares of woods in North Eastern Italy. Millions [...]

New Zealand’s Spectrum Group plans to build sawmill on former Waverley Sawmills site

While Waverley Sawmills is closed for business its new owner has been working towards a modern state-of-the-art [...]

Singapore’s Sudima to split planned US$200M wood processing complex in Russia’s Far East

Singapore's Sudima International, which announced earlier that it would build a wood-processing complex in the Primorye Territory worth [...]

The Czech Republic grants EUR 100 million to forest owners to mitigate beetle calamity

The Czech Ministry of Agriculture is planning to promote non-state forest owners with up to 2.5 billion crowns [...]

Brexit bites, but EU hardwood buoyed by new marketing moves

While uncertainty surrounding Brexit may be casting a shadow over the UK market the wider EU hardwood sector reports generally [...]

Recovery in EU softwood lumber exports to China, as Germany pushes deliveries

Following a -32% drop in exports last year, European softwood lumber deliveries to China have recovered in the first five [...]