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Early-year data points to a promising year for B.C.’s forestry sector. Total softwood lumber production reached a seasonally adjusted 2.65 million dry cubic metres. more »

Jun 19, 2016 8:33 PM Features

Seaborne exports are an important part of the forest products industry in the Pacific Northwest. The overwhelming majority of seaborne exports of forest products shipped via Pacific Northwest ports were destined for Asia. more »

May 4, 2016 12:00 AM News

A new report about the Wood Plastic Composite Market has been published. The market is projected to reach USD 5.84 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 12.4% for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. more »

May 2, 2016 8:44 AM News

Look north from atop the 120-metre (390-foot) bleaching tower at the Horizonte 1 pulp mill, and all you see is plantations of tall, slender eucalyptus trees. They stretch from the factory gate, across the gentle undulations of Mato Grosso do Sul. more »

Apr 27, 2016 12:00 AM Features

During the January/February 2016 period, pine stumpage prices rose throughout the US South while hardwood prices saw little movement. more »

Apr 26, 2016 12:00 AM , News

Forest industry performance in February and March was reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management. more »

Apr 22, 2016 1:00 PM , News

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The mountain pine beetle has had a huge impact on B.C.'s forest industry, but it's not the only issue facing the industry. more »

Apr 15, 2016 1:00 PM Features

The Government of British Columbia announced today that it is investing $8 million to promote the use of B.C. wood, help advance wood building systems and products, and to expand global markets for B.C. wood products. more »

Apr 11, 2016 7:00 PM News

With the expiration of the U.S.-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement last fall, NAHB is forming a coalition that is committed to providing American consumers access to a stable, dependable and affordable supply of lumber and building materials. more »

Apr 11, 2016 1:00 PM Features

Boise Cascade Company announced last week that it has completed the acquisition of Georgia-Pacific LLC’s engineered lumber production facilities for $215 million. more »

Apr 6, 2016 11:26 AM News

Forest industry performance increased 0.9% in January, a greater month-over-month (MoM) rise than expected owing in part to December’s reading being revised lower. more »

Mar 24, 2016 3:00 PM , News

Due to the intricate supply chain and manufacturing processes in the forest products industry, a noticeable shift in the marketplace generally occurs at a relatively slow pace, but global demand for forest raw materials is changing. more »

Mar 23, 2016 3:00 PM News

The global resurgence in wood production has been driven in part by the popularity and expansion of wood pellets, which are primarily being used for thermal heating purposes in Europe, though the technology can replace fossil fuel anywhere. more »

Mar 18, 2016 7:00 AM , Guest Columns

Lackluster product prices, log prices and housing starts are continuing, despite low unsold home inventories. more »

Mar 9, 2016 3:00 PM News

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased that Canada has signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement and urges the federal government to ratify the treaty as soon as possible. more »

Feb 5, 2016 9:30 AM Features

The import value of logs and lumber to China has fallen by 25% in 12 months because of declining housing constructions, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more »

Jan 22, 2016 11:00 AM Features

Forest industry performance in November and December was reported by both the US government and the Institute for Supply Management. Total industrial production tumbled 0.6% in November. more »

Jan 20, 2016 1:00 PM News

The total amount of precipitation the US South received in the fourth quarter of 2015 was a record high, making it one of the wettest periods of the last 15 years. However the unusually wet season did not dampen regional stumpage prices. more »

Jan 19, 2016 10:00 AM News

Here's another list of predictions for wood consuming industries in 2016, from Forest2Market's President and CEO, Pete Stewart. more »

Jan 8, 2016 9:30 AM News

Weyerhaeuser Co. will purchase Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. in a deal announced on Sunday that the two companies said would create a $23 billion timber, land and forest products company, the largest in the United States. more »

Dec 10, 2015 10:38 AM News