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Making a mark: Inside Kalesnikoff’s $35M mass timber facility

27, Jan 2021

In March 2019, Kalesnikoff Lumber, a fourth-generation family-owned company based in Castlegar, B.C., announced it was investing $35 million to develop a new mass timber facility. CFI got an inside look at the plant and Kalesnikoff’s plans for growing the industry

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The US is increasingly dependent on overseas lumber supply as Canadian softwood lumber production continues to decline

18, Jan 2021

During the first ten months of 2020, US importation of overseas softwood lumber was 39% higher than during the same period in 2019. By year-end, 2020's import volume will likely be close to 4.7 million m3, the highest level in 15 years.

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Lumber prices increased globally in second half of 2020

13, Jan 2021

The price surge in the U.S. domestic market directly impacted Canadian export prices in 2020. Average prices for U.S.-bound lumber in September 2020 were 94 per cent higher than in September 2019, reports Wood Resources International.

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WRI Market Insights, December 2020: The Global Forest Industry

07, Jan 2021

Strong lumber sales and a weakening US dollar moved sawlog prices upward in many markets worldwide in the 3Q/20. The most significant price increases occurred in Western US, Northern and Eastern Europe, and Oceania.

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Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years

11, Nov 2020

In a recent statement, the Russian President Mr. Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest products, and to clamp down on the illegal trade of logs...

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European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years

05, Nov 2020

Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most of the shipments were to neighboring countries on the continent...

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WRI’s Hardwood Fiber Price Index fell to a 16-year low in the 2Q/20

05, Nov 2020

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in them 2Q/20, reducing WRI's two fiber price indices for the fifth consecutive quarter. The q-o-q declines for the Hardwood Fiber Price Index...

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Sawmills import 100 truckloads of timber from Europe to combat shortages

28, Oct 2020

Industry blames tree-felling appeals for shortage of a material Republic normally exports. Sawmiller GP Wood imported 100 truckloads of timber from Europe this week to combat a looming shortage in the Republic.

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Getting back in touch with the market – at LIGNA.21

23, Oct 2020

Preparations for LIGNA '21 are already in full swing. The world's top international wood-industry trade show is enjoying strong industry support despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 and beyond: Global Softwood Log and Lumber Conference 2020 takeaways

23, Oct 2020

While COVID-19 has created huge challenges for all players around the world, additional supply/demand shocks have affected the global softwood industry this year. Mid- to long-term factors have included trade disputes...

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