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Japan’s wooden door imports rose 10 per cent in January

26-03-2019
Japan, lumber

A report published by Japan Lumber Reports (JLR) has observed an increase in the value of the country’s January imports of wooden doors as compared to December 2018, with a 10 per cent increase recorded. Four supply countries accounted for approximately 90 per cent of all Japan’s wooden door imports: China (60 per cent), the …

Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

20-03-2019
#softwood #lumbertrade #marketreport

US lumber prices took a roller coaster ride and China’s wood demand slowed in the 2H/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Global Softwood Lumber Trade In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year-over-year. The four largest importing countries, the US (-18%), China (-5%), the …

Interfor to reduce production due to falling lumber prices and rising log costs

23-10-2018
Interfor, reduce production, falling lumber prices, rising log costs

Interfor Corporation recently announced plans to temporarily reduce production across its operating platform in the BC Interior in 2018’s fourth quarter due to a combination of declining lumber prices and escalating log costs. The curtailment is expected to reduce production in the region by approximately 20 per cent during the quarter and …

New Sterling Lumber facility announced in Lufkin

05-10-2018
Sterling Lumber, facility, new, Lufkin, Texas

Governor Greg Abbott recently announced that Sterling Lumber Company, LLC, will be opening a new TerraLam® Cross-Laminated Timber mat manufacturing facility in Lufkin. Sterling is a vertically integrated manufacturer that delivers high-performance ground protection mats and more than 300 industrial products worldwide. The new facility in …

Angeles Equity Partners and Clearlake Capital acquire Meek’s Lumber Company

01-10-2018
Angeles Equity Partners, Clearlake Capital, Meek’s Lumber Company, acquisition

Angeles Equity Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on value creation through operational transformation, and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private investment firm, have announced the acquisition of the Meek’s Lumber Company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Meek’s is one of the largest …

Editor’s pickLumber exports to China entering slower phase

06-09-2018
Lumber exports, China, softwood lumber

According to a recent report from analysis company Woodstat, the export of softwood lumber to China from leading exporting countries worldwide amounted to approximately 2.31 million m³ in June (two per cent less as compared to 2017). The export totalled 12.7 million m³ from January to June (three per cent less as compared to 2017). The …

U.S. Lumber to acquire Alexandria Moulding

30-08-2018
U.S. Lumber, Alexandria Moulding, to acquire

U.S. Lumber Group, LLC and Alexandria Moulding recently that they have signed an agreement under which U.S. Lumber will acquire Alexandria Moulding. U.S. Lumber, based in Atlanta, United States (U.S.), is a leading two‐step distributor of specialty building products in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. Alexandria Moulding, headquartered in …