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Many Chinese wood and furniture business to relocate factories to Indonesia

59 Chinese investors engaged in the wood and furniture business will relocate factories to Indonesia. The investors plan to relocate [...]

N. American softwood lumber prices going up

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

Falling spruce sawlog prices in Estonia, as bark beetle infestation puts prices under pressure

    The year 2019 is marked by falling roundwood prices in large parts of Central, Northern and [...]

Metsä Group, Stora Enso, and UPM plan 6-day lock-out at sawmills, plywood mills in Finland

Finnish Forest Industries Federation said on Wednesday it would hold a 6-day lock-out from Dec. 12, closing half [...]

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 [...]

China: Largest continuous press production line in Asia starts production

On November 23, 2019, the signing ceremony of Shouguang Luli Wood Industry Co., Ltd. with an annual output of 600 [...]

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 [...]