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Japan’s Forest Agency projects on new housing starts and forestry industry

08-05-2020
Japan, Forestry Agent, new housing starts, log supply, lumber, import, exports,

The Forestry Agency held wood demand projection meeting on March 23. Average new housing starts forecasted by 12 private think tanks are 847,000 units and two think tanks forecasted less than 800,000 units. Major house builders also reported that orders are declining and it is general view that starts of detached unit would continue to be severed …

Freres Lumber launches new mass plywood panel beam and column line

24-04-2020
Freres Lumber, beam and column line, MPP, mass plywood panels, engineered wood

With its new MPP (Mass Plywood Panel) beam and column line up and running, Freres Lumber Co., Inc. is now able to provide a cost-competitive MPP solution for all structural elements of large-scale wood buildings.  Freres’ column and beam line is currently APA certified up to a 12-inch width with a 72-inch depth, but has the ability to …

WRQ:China’s imported forest products decline sharply in early 2020

08-04-2020
China, import, forest products, softwood lumber, softwood logs, wood chips

The value of imported forest products to China dropped by 750 million dollars y-o-y during January and February 2020, with the biggest fall seen on the value of softwood lumber, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly The coronavirus epidemic in China has resulted in sharply reduced importation of forest products in early 2020. During January and …

West Fraser to further reduce lumber production

07-04-2020
West Fraser, reduce, lumber production, lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, other residuals, United States, Canada

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, West Fraser is providing an update on production adjustments implemented to address changing operating, supply chain and market conditions. Effective April 6, West Fraser will further reduce its SPF production by 30 to 40 million board feet of production per week which represents between 45% and …

Sinclar Group curtails lumber production at three sawmills in British Columbia, Canada

07-04-2020
Sinclar Group, curtailment, lumber production, three sawmills, British Columbia, Canada

Global market conditions for lumber have changed rapidly as a result of a number of factors, not least of which is the Covid-19 situation. Sinclar Group Forest Products has therefore made the decision to curtail some of its operations. Effective Sunday, April 5th, 2020, all of Sinclar’s lumber manufacturing operations in British Columbia, …

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