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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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  • Softwood logs and softwood lumber imports to China have more than tripled in ten years

    Etiketter: Wood
    Softwood logs and softwood lumber imports to China have more than tripled in ten years with lumber volumes surpassing logs by 36% in 2017. China imported record high volumes of softwood logs and lumber in 2017, making the country the largest log importer in the world and the second largest lumber importer after the US, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Over the past two years there has been a sharp shift towards importing lumber rather than logs, with lumber volumes in 2017 exceeding logs by 36%. / Wood Resource Quarterly
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  • Lucrative log markets in China tripled softwood log export volumes from Australia

    Etiketter: Wood
    Timberland owners in Australia are increasingly exploring opportunities for the exportation of logs as an alternative to selling logs in the domestic market. From 2012 to 2016, the export volume was up 300%, and 2017 is likely to set a new record high, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Rising log prices in the export market have been the key drivers of the increase in exports. Conversely, prices in the domestic market have stagnated the past few years. / Wood Resources International LLC
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