North America

Canada’s sawmills can’t keep production pace with lumber demand

Lumber demand in North America is so strong that Resolute Forest Products Inc.’s order book exceeds its inventory, according [...]

Canfor reports record profits

    Canfor Corp. had record quarterly profits in the first quarter of 2021, thanks to record high [...]

US lumber prices could spiral out of control in the upcoming period

Last week the price per thousand board feet of lumber soared to an all-time high of $1,188.  Since [...]

International wood markets under a volatile period

Over the last six months we have witnessed one of the most volatile periods in forest product markets we've [...]

Prices of N. American softwood lumber surpass impossible highs

    There aren't many adjectives left to describe these non-stop increasing lumber prices. Customers who [...]

China’s softwood lumber imports fall sharply, inventories low

China imported approximately 4.13 million m3 of softwood lumber during January-March 2021. This means a reduction with 20 [...]

Setra starts planed timber exports to the US

Setra's first delivery of planed timber went from Varberg, Sweden, to Port Canaveral in Florida and will be distributed [...]

Top 10 Canadian lumber producers in 2020

COVID-19 delivered a year like no other in 2020, and the high demand for lumber is continuing into 2021 [...]

China: Softwood log imports remain strong despite shipping issues and rising prices

Softwood log market in China remained strong throughout the first quarter of 2021 with exporters paying king’s ransom for [...]

US faces extreme shortage of lumber

For a look at just how extreme America’s shortage of lumber has become, consider this: For the first time [...]