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Softwood Lumber Prices Continued to Fall in Many Markets Around the World in the 2q/15 Because of Weaker Demand

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Despite reduced demand for lumber in the US, Europe and Asia, lumber production and trade volumes were relatively high during the first half of 2015, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The supply/demand imbalance resulted in downward price pressure in key markets during the 2Q/15. Seattle, Washington, USA, October 06, 2015 — Softwood lumber prices (in US $) have fallen throughout ... Read More »

Brazilian Sawlog Prices have Declined 40% Since 2011, and in the 2q/15 Hit Their Lowest Levels in Ten Years

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Sawmills in Brazil have become much more competitive in the export market the past few years because of substantially lower sawlog costs. In the 2Q/15, average log prices were down to their lowest levels in ten years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. This downward trend may rebound later in 2015 as the export market for lumber is likely to improve. ... Read More »

Wood Fiber Costs for Pulp Mills in the US Northwest have Increased Faster the in Other Regions of the US the Past Year

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Pulp mills in the US South continued to have stable wood fiber prices in the 1Q/15 at levels lower than any other region in the country. The dramatic increase in chip prices in the Northwest during 2014 started to level off early in 2015, while tight fiber supply in both the Lake State region and in the Northeast resulted in ... Read More »

Sawlog Prices Declined in Many Countries During 2014 and the GSPI Price Index was at the Lowest Level in Two Years

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For the third consecutive quarter, the GSPI price index fell in the 4Q/2014 to the lowest level in two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. The biggest price declines the past year have occurred in Europe, Latin America and Oceania, while prices in North America have remained stable thanks to healthy domestic demand for lumber. Seattle, Washington, USA, April 25, ... Read More »

Softwood Lumber Prices Fell Towards the End of 2014 in the US, Japan and the Nordic Countries

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Softwood lumber exports were 5-8% higher in Canada, Russia and the Nordic countries in 2014 compared to 2013, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Prices for lumber trended down over the course of the year, mainly because of the strengthening US dollar and weaker wood markets in Europe and Asia. Seattle, Washington, USA, April 25, 2015 — Global trade of softwood ... Read More »

Sawlog Prices Fall Throughout North America Because of Reduced Lumber Production and Slowing Log Exports to Asia

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Lower lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia resulted in generally lower sawlog prices in both the US and Canada in the 3Q/14, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The biggest price declines were seen in the US South and in the Interior of British Columbia, where prices were down 3-10% from the 2Q/14. Seattle, WA, USA, ... Read More »

Softwood Log Imports to China Slowed in the 4q, but 2014 was Still a Record Year with the Import Value Surpassing B$ 5.4

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The much-depreciated Russian rouble has given Russian exporters of logs and lumber a good opportunity to increase shipments of their products. However, softwood sawlog export volumes in the 4Q/14 were up only by 2-3% from the same quarter in 2013, while lumber exports declined over the same time period. Seattle, WA, USA, March 04, 2015 — Two major events in ... Read More »

The Wood Fiber Costs for the World’s Hardwood Pulp-Producing Mills have Declined in 2014

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Reduced pulpwood prices in Sweden, Russia, Brazil and Australia in the 3Q/14 resulted in the lowest Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) since 2009, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. With mixed price trends for softwood fiber, the Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) has been fairly stable the past two years. Seattle, Washington, USA, December 20, 2014 — The costs of ... Read More »

Wood Pellet Exports from North America to Europe Plateaued During the 1h/2014 with Canadian Shipments Declining

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Pellet shipments from the US and Canada to Europe have gone in opposite directions in 2014, with the shipments from the US South being up ten percent from the 4Q/13 to the 2Q/14, and Canadian volumes declining 25% during the same period, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The new expanding markets for pellet producers in Western Canada ... Read More »

Sawlog Prices Fell Worldwide in the 3q with the Biggest Declines Seen in Europe

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The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI), an index based on sawlog prices in 20 key regions around the world, fell 4.6% in the 3Q/14. The major factors for the reduced sawlog prices were the strengthening of the US dollar and weaker demand for lumber in some countries, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. The biggest price declines occurred in Russia, ... Read More »