Archives: September 2019

Bark beetle infestation doubled in Sweden this year

Damage to spruce forest is extensive following the spruce bark beetle outbreak over the past 12 months.    [...]
September 17, 2019 Latest Trends / Market Analysis / ...Forestry / Sawmilling / Europe

European sawlog prices fall to a nine-year low

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year [...]

US plywood producers file lawsuit to stop certification for Brazilian wood

    Ten plywood producers in the United States have filed for a court order to stop the [...]

Canada wins a victory over the U.S. in softwood lumber dispute

Canada has won a victory over the U.S. in the two country's long running trade dispute over softwood [...]

Surge in Vietnamese plywood exports coming from Chinese firms looking to avoid trade war tariffs

Vietnam suspects that a surge in plywood exports to the U.S. is actually coming from Chinese firms looking to [...]

Canadian wholesale and retail prices for softwood lumber on the rise

Canadian retail prices for framing lumber rose 34% in 2018 compared to 2016 driven by a confluence of factors in [...]

Interfor announces closure of its Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Interfor Corp. plans to permanently close its Hammond sawmill in Maple Ridge, B.C., affecting more than 100 workers.  [...]

Swiss Krono finished production of its first MDF board in the new plant in Barnwel, USA

    On August 24, 2019, Swiss Krono produced the first MDF board in the new MDF HDF [...]

Pfleiderer Group invests in output capacities at Grajewo production plant

In July, Pfleiderer Group launched a new melamine faced chipboard (MFC) production line at its Grajewo production plant. The new [...]

Estonia: Palmako AS to launch new glulam production line

    Estonian laminated timber specialist Palmako AS has launched a new glulam production line. The new line [...]