North America

Lumber prices in the US go down in December

Demand for framing lumber was light in the first week of December. Buyers held back amid seasonal slowness, weather, and [...]

China regains share in US plywood market

US imports of hardwood plywood fell by 9% in September with an across-the-board decline in both volume and [...]

US softwood lumber prices rise at the end of November

A mostly measured sales pace was reported across the most of US framing lumber species at the end of November [...]

No more log fumigation at Chinese Taicang Port

It has been reported that Taicang Port is considering a ban on fumigating North American logs because of the risk [...]

West Fraser to curtail production at 4 sawmills in BC

West Fraser announced it will implement temporary production curtailments over the holiday period at four of its British Columbia sawmills [...]

22,6% of the global industrial roundwood production is now FSC certified

A recent analysis across FSC forest management audit reports revealed that approximately 423 million cubic meters of wood are harvested [...]

Trump and Xi Jinping agree to suspend trade tariffs

US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed to halt new trade tariffs for 90 days [...]

US softwood lumber prices continue to move up

Framing lumber prices in the US carried some upward momentum in mid-November, and the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite [...]

Western Forest Products buys whole assets of Columbia Vista

Western Forest Products announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Western has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets [...]

Egger begins construction for its first particleboard plant in the US

    Austrian wood-based panel manufacturer Egger has started construction on its first U.S. particleboard manufacturing [...]