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US wooden furniture imports hit US$18.5 billion

The U.S. imported US$18.5 billion worth of wooden furniture in 2017, 11% more than in 2016. Imports from all key supplier countries increased... [more...]

Canadian lumber production drops 0.8% in December

Lumber production in Canada fell 18.6% from November, with sawmills producing 4 826.5 thousand cubic metres of lumber in December.... [more...]

Finland: export and import of wood products in 2017

The real export value of the Finnish forest industry products totalled EUR 12.13 billion in 2017... [more...]

Brazil: Most Mato Grosso forests covered by management plans

The forest-based sector in Mato Grosso state, a large timber producing state, is committed to improving the sustainability of forest activities, seeking new markets and encouraging exports... [more...]

One week before the Montréal Wood Convention 2018, will you be there?

The organizers of the Montréal Wood Convention 2018, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau, the Quebec Forest Industry Council, the Ontario Forest Industries Association and the Maritime Lumber Bureau are pleased to invite the industry to the 2018 edition that will be held from March 20 to 22 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal...... [more...]

The global forest industry in Q4/2017

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased to US$76.34/m3 in the 4Q/17, up 1.0 percent from the 3Q/17. This was the fourth consecutive q-o-q rise, with the GSPI being up 9.8 percent in one year.... [more...]

US softwood lumber production up 4.2% in 2017

U.S. sawmills increased softwood lumber production by 4.2% in 2017 to a full-year total of 33.888 billion board ft. (bbf), up from 32.535 bbf in 2016... [more...]

Swedish softwood lumber exports increased slightly in 2017

In 2017, Sweden exported 13.1 million m3 of sawn and planed softwood lumber. This is 1% more than in 2016. Almost 8 million cbm were exported to European countries, and 4 million m3 to Africa and East Asia... [more...]

Dubai WoodShow to open its gates

More than 300 participants from 55 countries will descend in Dubai this week for the 13th edition of Dubai WoodShow, which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre... [more...]

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 9, 2018

The record run in framing lumber prices came to a halt. Cracks in prices widened across the array of species, offering the first definitive signs of softness since December.... [more...]

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Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017

Global trade of softwood lumber reached a record-high in 2017 as demand for wood continued to increase in the US, China and Europe... [ more...]

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