Wood Resources International

  • 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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  • Sawmill profit margins fell substantially

    Etiketter: Wood
    Lumber prices in North America continued their decline from the 3Q/18 with another quarter of substantial reductions. Average lumber prices for southern yellow pine were down 12% quarter-over-quarter in the 3Q/18, which was then followed by a reduction of 17% in the 4Q/18. / WRQ
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  • Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018

    Etiketter: Wood
    Log imports to China reached another record high in 2018, with New Zealand supplying 44% of the volume, reports the WRQ. / Wood Resources International
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  • Continued strength in the Brazilian lumber export market

    Etiketter: Wood
    Sawlog prices have increased in the local currency in Brazil in 2018 thanks to higher demand for lumber from the overseas markets, reports the WRQ. Prices for pulplogs have also gone up slightly this year despite regional oversupplies of logs. With alternative land-uses becoming more attractive, future available of pulplogs might be restricted in some regions of Brazil in the future. / Wood Resources International
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  • Canada will continue to be a major supplier of softwood lumber to the US

    Etiketter: Forestry
    Canada will continue to be a major supplier of softwood lumber to the US in the next decade, with the export volume from the Eastern provinces being forecasted to increase substantially, according to a study by ForestEdge and WRI. / Wood Resources International
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  • Investments in the forest industry in Eastern Russia have resulted in higher timber harvests

    Etiketter: Wood
    Timber harvests in Russia were close to 190 million m3 in 2017, as estimated by WRI based on forest industry production, log usage and net exports of logs. The derived timber harvest was up approximately 6.2% from 2016 primarily due to higher log consumption by the softwood sawmilling sector and the pellet industry. / Wood Resources International
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