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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 …

Editor’s pickB.C. forest companies look to Asia

26-07-2018
British Columbia, lumber, value added wood products, BC Wood, two-by-four housing, Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, India

Despite the housing boom in the United States in the last few years driving up demand for British Columbia (B.C.) wood products, Asia remains a crucial market as Canada seeks to diversify its global market presence. Several industry officials have recently highlighted the potential in expanding existing markets like China and Japan, as well as …

Editor’s pickVietnam: A vital and growing market for U.S. hardwood lumber

25-07-2018
Vietnam, U.S., America, Wood, Wood Industry, Judd Johnson, Market, Industry, Hardwood Lumber, Lumber

 Figure 1: Vietnam accounts for 10 per ent of all U.S. hardwood lumber last year By Judd Johnson, Hardwood Market Report The volume of hardwood lumber exported from the U.S. to Vietnam pales in comparison with the volume exported to China. Then again, so does the volume exported to every other market in the world. China accounted for 54 per …

Editor’s pickMore Chinese wood products added to Trump's future massive tariff list

24-07-2018
U.S.-China trade war, lumber, U.S. market, furniture, oak, beech, maple, ash, cherry, particleboard, various types of plywood, doors

As the trade war between U.S. and China heats up, U.S. President Donald Trump has listed more than $200 billion worth of Chinese exports to the U.S. that may be subjected to new tariffs come end of August. The list is massive and includes industrial goods and chemicals, consumer products, and wood products. If the list comes into effect, just …

NA’s 13 biggest lumber companies increase production by 2.3% to 34.2 billion board feet in 2017

27-04-2018
North America, Canada, lumber, production, Canfor, Interfor, Tolko, West Fraser

The annual Wood Markets’ “Billion Board Foot Club” list of top global lumber companies showed further gains in production by 10 of the 13 companies making the list in 2017 (as compared to 2016 output). Three companies recorded output declines despite robust U.S. and export market demand (due to timber supply issues in the B.C. …