North America

N. American softwood lumber prices going up

    The work stoppage on CN Rail ended - as of mid-day Tuesday - which was soon enough [...]

Conifex considers asset divestment and restructuring plan in its lumber segment

Conifex Timber Inc. announced that the agent for its lumber segment lenders approved in principle Conifex's proposed asset divestment [...]

US DoC confirms antidumping circumvention on hardwood plywood from China

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced affirmative final antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) circumvention rulings involving exports [...]

Canfor announces 2 week shutdown for all its sawmills

    Canfor is shutting down all 10 of its sawmills currently operating in B.C. over Christmas [...]

B.C. mass timber suppliers see surging sales

As the B.C. commodity lumber sector shutters mills, the B.C. value-added sector serving mass timber construction is [...]

Market conditions for U.S. hardwood in the Chinese market improve

Recently, the weakness of the U.S. hardwood industry has not improved, and shipments to China of various types of [...]

IHC 2019: Hardwood industry marked by trade tensions and economic slowdown

On November 20-21 the 2019 edition of the International Hardwood Conference (IHC) took place in Berlin. The international meeting [...]

IKEA to acquire forestland in East Texas, doubles US forestlands

IKEA has acquired 42,000 acres of forestland in East Texas to source wood for its furniture.    [...]

U.S. can‘t show harm from Canadian softwood industry, NAFTA says

A joint NAFTA panel has given the United States three months to rethink its tariffs on imported Canadian softwood lumber [...]

BC forest companies search for business opportunities in China and Japan

B.C.’s forests minister Doug Donaldson and 35 senior executives from B.C. forest companies and associations wrapped up [...]