North America

Mayr-Melnhof offers US $ 30 million for Klausner Lumber Two

    Mayr-Melnhof Holz intends to submit a “stalking horse bid”  for Klausner Lumber Two, Enfield / North [...]

Canfor sells Fort Nelson forest tenure to wood pellet producer

Canfor will sell its forest tenure in the Fort Nelson region of British Columbia to the wood pellet company that [...]

Bark beetle logs from Europe fill China’s wood gap

    The world wood market has become very chaotic due to the outbreak of the coronavirus which [...]

Hopes that the Biden administration will end the softwood lumber dispute

There's a glimmer of hope the ongoing softwood lumber dispute between Canada and the United States might come to [...]

Global CLT production expected to double by 2025

CLT has become popular in Europe, Japan, North America and Oceania. The global production of  CLT (cross-laminated timber) in [...]

Largest sawmill group in the world buys largest OSB producer

     West Fraser has announced plans to acquire Norbord in a US$3.1bn takeover in what [...]

Chinese softwood logs and lumber imports update (Sep. 2020)

    Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.6 million m3 at the [...]

North American softwood lumber prices correct further down

North American construction framing dimension softwood lumber prices did correct down a bit more last week; however, demand remained quite [...]

Canadian lumber giants make record profits; optimistic outlook for 2021

Canadian lumber companies that pulled in record earnings are optimistic about next year despite lower wood prices, as they see [...]

Interfor reports huge lumber sales

Canadian lumber giant Interfor has reported a huge rebound in sales after an earlier COVID-19 setback.    [...]