Softwood Sawmills Around the Globe Incur EBITDA Losses

Softwood sawmills around the globe incur EBITDA losses averaging US$-12/m3 in 2008 – worsening in Q1 2009. Biggest losses seen in Canada — especially in Eastern Canada Sawmills around the world experienced some of the worst losses in recent history during 2008 and early 2009. The global average losses (on an EBITDA basis) were US$-12/m3 […]

Global Wood Industry Trends & Statistics

Attaining competitive advantage by better analyzing global supply/demand forces Globalization of the wood products industry continues at an unprecedented rate, with new opportunities continuing to emerge in both good and bad markets. Importing countries continually switch from traditional exporters to new suppliers as economics, currency, logistics, freight rates, politics and customer preference continue to change. […]

Billion Board Foot Club Loses More Members

Billion Board Foot Club in 2008 loses more Company Members as a result of the Global Market Slump The number of global softwood lumber companies that produced one billion board feet of lumber (nominal size) or more fell to only 11 companies in 2008 as compared to 15 in 2007 and 22 in 2006. The […]

West Fraser Now The #1 Producer

West Fraser now the #1 Softwood Lumber Producer in Canada and North America “Top 20” Canadian softwood lumber producers suffer a stunning blow in 2008 due to market collapse. The latest ranking of Canada’s “Top 20” lumber producers in 2008 indicates that total softwood lumber production by the Top 20 Canadian companies decreased by 16.7% compared […]