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Canada and US Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity

Canada and US Lumber Production, Sawmill Capacity

Rates of production as percent of practical capacity for North American sawmills was 86% in the US for February 2017, compared to 84% the previous year and 86% for full year 2016, said the latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association Lumber Track May 8. US AND CANADA SAWMILL CAPACITY UTILIZATION: WWPA Capacity utilization of sawmills in Canada rose slightly to 92% from 91% in February last year, and compared to 90% for full year 2016. US AND CANADA…

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Madison’s Forest Pulse : 1Q 2017 Forest and Timber Analysis

Madison’s Forest Pulse : 1Q 2017 Forest and Timber Analysis

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North American Lumber Market Update: April 2017

North American Lumber Market Update: April 2017

Next week, Canadian forest products operators will be put out of their uncertainty and will find out any preliminary trade actions on softwood lumber by the US. Final determinations will be at the end of November 2017, for both CVD and AD duties. LATEST SOFTWOOD LUMBER PRICE MOVEMENTS APRIL 2017: Benchmark dimension lumber commodity Western Spruce Pine Fir KD 2×4 #2&Btr up US$140 ( 31% ) to US$450 mfbm compared to one year ago. Eastern Spruce Pine Fir KD 2×4…

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Canada Sawmills: January 2017

Canada Sawmills: January 2017

Canadian lumber production rose 19.5 per cent in January, with sawmills producing 5,813.4 thousand cubic metres of lumber, said Statistics Canada April 10. Production was 5.2 per cent higher than January 2016. In January, sawmills shipped 5,452 thousand cubic metres of lumber, up 10.1 per cent from December. Shipments were 2.8 per cent higher than in January 2016.

Canada and US Sawmill Capacity: January 2017

Canada and US Sawmill Capacity: January 2017

Rates of production as percent of practical capacity for North American sawmills was 82% in the US for January 2017, compared to 84% the previous year and 86% for full year 2016, said the latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association Lumber Track Thursday Capacity utilization of sawmills in Canada remained at at 93% compared to January last year, and compared to 90% for full year 2016. North American Sawmill Capacity Utilization and Lumber Production CANADA AND US LUMBER…

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EACOM Purchases

EACOM Purchases

EACOM Timber, out of Montreal, QC, has sole ownership of engineered wood producer Anthony-EACOM following the purchase of outstanding shares from Canfor Corp, the company announced April 5. The company said the change in ownership will result in the transfer of more than 50 employees to EACOM’s management.

Sawmill Fire

Sawmill Fire

A sawmill fire Wednesday at BKB Cedar Manufacturing in McBride, BC, displaced 35 full-time employees. Mayor Loranne Martin Says they acted quickly after the facility went up in smoke, according to My Prince George Now. Regional District of Fraser-Fort George spokesperson Renee McCloskey says multiple re departments were called to battle the blaze. According to McBride Volunteer Fire Chief David Hruby, the sawmill will be turned back to the owner under WorkSafe BC rules. Thursday’s fire investigation ruled the only…

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North America Full-Year 2016 Lumber Production: WWPA

North America Full-Year 2016 Lumber Production: WWPA

The latest issue of the Western Wood Products Association’s monthly Lumber Track shows steady improvement in Canadian and US sawmill capacity utilization rates and softwood lumber production volumes. Softwood lumber production by US sawmills reached 32.772 billion board feet (bbf) in full year 2016, a gain of 3.4 per cent from 31.643 bbf in the same period the previous year, Portland, OR’s, according to Lumber Track. Canadian sawmills produced 28.335 billion board feet of softwood lumber last year, a gain…

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Canada & US Lumber Exports & Imports: Full Year 2016

Canada & US Lumber Exports & Imports: Full Year 2016

North America’s forest products manufacturers had a great 2016, in terms of production volumes, sales, and imports and exports, according to the very latest data this week from Statistics Canada and the US Census. Softwood Lumber and Log Imports and Exports: Canada and US 2016 CANADA SOFTWOOD LUMBER EXPORTS FULL-YEAR 2016 :: VALUES HS 440710 LUMBER, CONIFEROUS (SOFTWOOD), OF A THICKNESS EXCEEDING 6 MM Canada Lumber Coniferous Exports TO USA Full-Year 2016 2016 C$7,503 million +21% 2015 C$5,934 million +6.6%…

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Global Harmonization Code Update

Global Harmonization Code Update

The World Customs Organization administers and develops the international goods nomenclature known as the Harmonized System, which enables products to be identified by the same code all over the world. Every five years the WCO HS committee issues amendments to the HS nomenclature. The WCO has published the accepted amendments to the Harmonized System Nomenclature effective January 1, 2017. There are 233 sets of amendments which include some text amendments, certain new chapter notes, more speci c product de- tails…

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