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Global sawlog prices keep on rising in 2018

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance requests anti-dumping duties on Chinese products

The American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance has filed an anti-dumping petition against their competitors in China, claiming the Chinese government [...]

Swanson Group to permanently close its Glendale sawmill

Swanson Group has announced that it will permanently close its Glendale, Oregon, sawmill, which has been operated by the Swanson [...]

Wood pellets in danger of losing classification as renewable energy, following lawsuit against EU

A group of plaintiffs from Estonia, France, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, and the US are filing a lawsuit against the [...]

Canada: Lumber production falls sharply as production curtailments rise

    The recent lumber curtailments of major Canadian lumber producers, announced back in the fall and winter [...]

High stocks and weak demand cause falling timber prices in China

Timber stock levels in Zhangjiagang markets remained high throughout 2018. In November, stocks of okan, a main species imported, reached [...]

UK’s share of total EU imports of timber products falling

    There are significant shifts on-going in destinations for EU imports of timber products. After emerging [...]

Estonian sawlogs continue to rise at the beginning of 2019

    Roundwood prices in Estonia rose further in January 2019 from an already high level reported throughout [...]

Finland: Softwood lumber to China collapse in 2018

    The Finnish softwood lumber exports to the world dropped by -6% during January - December 2018, as [...]

Canfor completes acquisition of 70% of the Swedish Vida Group

Canfor has completed its purchase of 70% of the Vida Group. The Vida Group is Sweden’s largest privately-owned [...]