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Central/West Africa: Sawnwood exports disrupted due to lack of containers

A serious issue is developing in West Africa, with sawnwood exports from sawmills in the Congo and Gabon being severely curtailed due to a lack of empty shipping containers..... [more...]

Stora Enso and Lendlease to launch global timber partnership

Launched 1 October 2021 in Milan, Italy, where Lendlease has A$7.9 billion in urbanisation projects underway, the new partnership will focus on three key areas...... [more...]

Sierra Pacific completes Seneca acquisition

Sierra Pacific Industries has completed its acquisition of Seneca, giving the forest products producer more than 2.3 million acres of sustainably managed timberlands...... [more...]

Canfor to invest in biofuel plant in BC

Arbios Biotech, a joint venture of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. and Licella Holdings Ltd., announces the final investment decision to proceed with the development of a commercial-scale biomass to low carbon biofuel plant in Prince George..... [more...]

Softwood pulpwood saw higher price increases worldwide than hardwood pulpwood

Softwood fiber costs were generally higher worldwide in the 2Q/21 than in the previous quarter despite an increase in the supply of residuals from sawmills in Europe and North America...... [more...]

DREMA 2021 comes with latest trends in the furniture and wood industries

The DREMA International Trade Fair of Machines, Tools and Components for the Wood and Furniture Industries, the largest and most important meeting of the wood and furniture industries in Central and Eastern Europe, has come to an end. It was the second edition of the event organised in the shadow of the pandemic that shaped the new economic and social reality...... [more...]

BID Group receives order from Georgia-Pacific

BID Group has received an order from Georgia-Pacific to deliver a new sawmill at its Pineland, Texas ..... [more...]

N. American softwood lumber prices rise further

As the end of September approached, the demand and sales of construction framing dimension softwood lumber commodities improved significantly, enough for prices to rise somewhat...... [more...]

Container shortage threaten India’s exports

A report by Lakshmi Ajay in Indian Transport & Logistics News discusses the acute global container shortage, which is having a profound impact on trade. ...... [more...]

UK tropical wood imports still down on pre-pandemic level

UK import value of all tropical wood products in Chapter 44 of the Harmonised System (HS) of product codes was USD315 million in the first seven months of 2021, 36% more than the same period last year but 5% less than the same period in 2019...... [more...]

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Special Reports

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ISC: Many market uncertainties but softwood demand will not stop

It has been another extraordinary year in the softwood market since the International Softwood Conference (ISC) was held completely online for the first time in 2020. On October 14th 2021 the 69th edition went hybrid – welcoming 200 participants in Helsinki and further 100 online... [ more...]

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CLT capacities and product innovations worldwide are far from over

At the Ligna Forum Digital, four industry experts discussed the prospects for CLT production and discussed the potential in technology, product development and sales markets for the increasingly popular wooden building elements. 3.5 million m3 / yr of CLT capacity is currently available globally and it will soon be possible to produce 5 million m3 / yr with 130 production lines worldwide... [ more...]

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U.S. lumber prices on the rise again

Lumber futures have hit $628 per thousand board feet (mbf), the Wall Street Journal has reported. Prices are now up nearly 40% since late August and are almost as high as their pre-pandemic levels...... [ more...]

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