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Global wood consumption hits lowest rate in the decade in 2019

   The growth in global wood consumption has increased by only 0.3% in 2019, the lowest rate in [...]

Arauco closes particleboard line in US

Arauco announced it will close its particleboard line in Moncure, North Carolina, effective April 2020.     Arauco [...]

U.S. lumber company found importing high-risk Peruvian timber

    An investigation by illegal-logging watchdog Timberleaks has found that a New Orleans-based lumber company [...]

Brazil becomes the main particleboards supplier to the United States

In 2019 the United States became the main export market for Brazilian particleboard /MDP (PB/MDP).     [...]

Forecast: 2020 trends in global lumber demand

    Many in the industry will not remember 2019 positively. Simply put, most global markets were awash [...]

2020 trends in the global lumber market

    In North America at least, 2019 will be remembered as the hangover from the 2018 first [...]

Worldwide output of wood products is at 70-year high

    The global production and trade of major wood products such as industrial roundwood, sawnwood and wood [...]

World’s lumber producers with mixed performances in 3Q/2019

The financial health of the world’s lumber producers was mixed in the 3Q/19. The gross margins fell in [...]

STTC Conference to consider links between FLEGT licenses and forest certification

    To rebuild share in the European market, the tropical wood sector must exploit emerging opportunities from [...]