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  • Germany continued to export logs at record pace in early 2020

    Etiketter: Wood
    The log market in Germany has been extremely volatile in the first half of 2020, with high demand from the export market and a tight supply of fresh green logs. When the Coronavirus Epidemic forced sawmills to close in March, domestic demand for sawlogs fell and the price increases seen earlier in the quarter reversed – resulting in both domestic and export prices falling. / Wood Resources International
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  • Wood Fiber Costs Declined for both Softwood and Hardwood Pulp Producers

    Etiketter: Wood
    Wood fiber costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in the 1Q/20. The biggest declines (in US dollar terms) were seen in the US South, Russia, and Latin America, where hardwood pulplog prices were down between 5 and 10 percent from the 4Q/19. In the US South, hardwood prices fell for the second consecutive quarter in the 1Q/20 after having reached an all-time high in the 2Q/19. / Wood Resources International
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  • The coronavirus epidemic in China has sharply reduced importation of forest products in early 2020

    Etiketter: Wood
    Imported forest products to China dropped by 750 million dollars in January and February, with the biggest decreases seen in lumber and pulp. / Wood Resources International
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  • Wood Resources International Expands Its Popular Market Insight Subscription Service

    Etiketter: Wood
    Over the past few years, Wood Resources International (WRI) has distributed market insights on a regular basis to over 8000 forest industry executives, analysts, investors, consultants and journalists worldwide. / Wood Resources International
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  • Europe has rapidly become a major supplier of softwood logs to China

    Etiketter: Wood
    China is increasing importation of logs from New Zealand and Europe, while diminishing imports from North America and Russia. As a region, Europe is now the second largest supplier of softwood logs to China behind New Zealand, reports the WRQ. / Wood Resources International
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  • Sawlog prices have moved downward in most countries worldwide

    Etiketter: Wood
    Wood raw-material costs for many lumber producers in Europe and North America have fallen over the past year both because of increased timber harvests and reduced log demand, particularly in North America and Asia. Some of the biggest price changes in the 1H/19 have been seen in the Western US, Central Europe and New Zealand. / Wood Resources International
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  • Softwood lumber trade was up 5% in the first half of 2019

    Etiketter: Wood
    Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global softwood lumber trade was up just over five percent year-over-year during the first half of 2019. Of the major importing countries in the world, only Japan and Germany have experienced major declines in imports so far this year. This is a brief excerpt from the newly released market report Wood Resource Quarterly). To read the full 56-page quarterly report, please visit www.WoodPrices.comto initiate a subscription. / Wood Resources International
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  • Prices for hardwood chips exported from Latin America were up 15%

    Etiketter: Wood
    Tight supply of hardwood fiber in the Pacific Rim have pushed prices for Latin American hardwood chips upward during the first half of 2019, reports the WRQ. However, a decline in chip consumption in China is expected to occur in the second half of the year, which would likely end the most recent price rally that started in mid-2018. / Wood Resources International
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  • Pulpwood prices in North America were 5-10% higher in the 1Q/19 than the 1Q/18

    Etiketter: Wood
    Pulpwood prices in North America were 5-10% higher in the 1Q/19 than the 1Q/18, with prices in the US South having increased the most due to challenging weather conditions, as reported by the North American Wood Fiber Review. / Wood Resources International
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  • Pulpwood prices in North America were 5-10% higher in the 1Q/19 than the 1Q/18

    Etiketter: Wood
    he winter weather impacted availability and costs for pulplogs and wood chips in both Canada and the US in late 2018 and early 2019, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. Slowing lumber production throughout North America led to reduced supplies of residual chips and slightly higher prices in early 2019. / Wood Resources International
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