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Russian softwood lumber exports increase sharply in value

Russian softwood lumber exports increased sharply in the first eight months of the year, both in value and in volume [...]

EU sawn hardwood consumption forecast to remain latent

The UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) released their Annual Market Review 2017-2018, together with several [...]

Softwood lumber production in the US goes up, while Canadian output decreases

U.S. sawmills produced 20.678 billion board ft. (bbf) of softwood lumber in the first seven months of 2018 [...]

Swanson Group halts production at two of its sawmills

Oregon's Swanson Group is implementing production curtailments with immediate effect, citing deteriorating market conditions.    The [...]

ISC 2018: Flourishing construction in Europe drives solid financial performance in the sawmill industry

On the 11th and 12th October 2018 the 66th edition of the International Softwood Conference was held in Riga in [...]

3000 plywood businesses have been closed in China

A massive restructuring effort to eliminate outdated and polluting wood processing mills, many of them being plymills had, by the [...]

European Commission reports consistent progress in EUTR implementation

On 5th October, the European Commission (EC) formally adopted the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) Report 2017, the second biennial report [...]

Wood pellets price in Germany on the rise in October

In October, the price of wood pellets rose considerably in Germany. Wood pellets are more expensive by 3.7% as [...]

Brazil lumber exports boosted by increased US demand

Brazilian lumber exports have followed a similar trend as exports from other countries over the last decade, which is to [...]

Hyne Timber expands glue laminated timber capacity in Queensland

Hyne Timber has announced a significant expansion to its Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing capability in Maryborough, Queensland. Construction of [...]