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15 Oct, 2019, 11:55 BST Sawmill Profit Margins Have Fallen Substantially in North America Over the Past 12 Months With BC Sawmills Margins in the 2Q/19 Being Close to Their Lowest Levels in 15 Years

Lower lumber prices and only small adjustments in sawlog costs in the 2Q/19, sawmills in North America saw their profit margins decline again after a ...


11 Oct, 2019, 21:11 BST Wood Fiber Costs for US Pellet Manufacturers Fell in the 2Q/19, While Canadian Pellet Producers Experienced Higher Costs Due to Reduced Supply of Sawmill Residues

In late 2018, higher demand and tighter supply of low-cost sawmill residues pushed wood fiber costs higher for pellet producers in both Canada and...


06 Oct, 2019, 13:46 BST WRI's Global and European Sawlog Price Indices Have Both Fallen Over the Past Two Years as Sawlog Prices Have Moved Downward in Most Countries Worldwide

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year low. Log prices were down on all...


02 Oct, 2019, 18:21 BST Softwood Lumber Trade was up 5% in the First Half of 2019 on a Worldwide Basis, with China Reaching Record-high Imports in the 2Q

Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global...


05 Sep, 2019, 05:44 BST Wood Resources International LLC: Wood Costs Declined for Many North American Pulpmills During the 1H/19, With the Exception of the US South, Where Wood Fiber Prices Increased to Their Highest Levels in Over Three Years

Wood fiber costs fell in most regions of North America during the first six months of 2019, with the biggest declines in Western Canada and the US...


10 Aug, 2019, 13:15 BST With Tightening Supply of Hardwood Fiber in the Pacific Rim, Prices for Hardwood Chips Exported From Latin America Were up 15% in the 1Q/19 From Their Eight Year- low in Late 2017

Export prices for hardwood chips jumped for all three exporting countries in Latin America in the 1Q/19. The biggest increases were for chips shipped ...


07 Aug, 2019, 08:26 BST Wood Resources International LLC: With More Competitive Sawlog Costs in Germany, the Lumber Industry has Expanded its Export Sales in 2019, Reports the WRQ

Historically, Germany was a net exporter of softwood logs, but since 2009 the country has almost doubled import volumes, while exports have only...


04 Aug, 2019, 20:27 BST Wood Fiber Costs for Softwood Pulp Manufacturers in 16 Countries Have Gone up the Past Two Years, and as a Result, in the 1Q/19, the SFPI Price Index Reached Its Highest Level in Five Years

The cost of wood fiber for the world's pulp industry has trended upward for over two years because of higher demand and a tightening regional supply...


24 Jul, 2019, 19:04 BST Wood Resources International LLC: The Global Sawlog Price Index Fell 1.8% in the 1Q/19 to its Lowest Level in two Years. Sawlog Prices Declined the Most in Central Europe, Western US and Russia

Worldwide trade of softwood logs has gone up 52% in the past decade reaching an all-time-high in 2018. The increase in trade has to a large degree...


03 Jul, 2019, 17:51 BST Wood Resources International: Global Trade of Lumber Increased in the 1Q/19, Russian Lumber Exports are on the Rise and US Lumber Prices Were Substantially Lower Than in Early 2019

Global trade of softwood lumber reached 120 million m3 in 2018, the second highest level on record. The uptick in demand for lumber continued in...


01 Jul, 2019, 21:57 BST Wood Resources International LLC: China's Imports of US Forest Products Fell by 430 Million Dollars in the First Four Months of 2019; The US Market Share Fell, While Canadian and Russian Exporters Have Increased Their Shares

The trade war between the US and China has not only resulted in higher costs for US consumers on home appliances, electronics, apparel, footwear, and ...


20 May, 2019, 17:53 BST 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

Prices for pulplogs and wood chips moved up slightly in the US in the 1Q/19 while they were unchanged or slightly lower in Canada, as compared to the ...


14 May, 2019, 16:46 BST Wood Resources International: Over 22 Million Tons of Wood Pellets Were Shipped Globally in 2018, up 21% From 2017. The US, Canada, Vietnam, Latvia and Russia, Accounted for 69% of Global Exports in 2018

Global trade of wood pellets jumped more than 21% year-over-year in 2018 when a new record of 22.3 million tons was shipped, according to the North...


30 Apr, 2019, 18:04 BST Wood Resources International LLC: Sawmill Profit Margins Fell Substantially in North America During the Second Half of 2018 After Reaching Record Highs in the 2Q/18

Lumber prices in North America continued their decline from the 3Q/18 with another quarter of substantial reductions. Average lumber prices for...


25 Apr, 2019, 03:55 BST WRI's Wood Fiber Prices Indices Reached Four-year Highs in Late 2018 as Costs for Wood Chips and Pulplogs Moved Upward in Most Regions Aound the World

Wood fiber costs ranged between 45% and 70% of the cash costs for the production of pulp around the world in the 4Q/18. The costs for wood chips and...


15 Apr, 2019, 22:59 BST Log Imports to China Reached Another Record High in 2018, With New Zealand Supplying 44% of the Volume

China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at Chinese ports. This was the third...


21 Mar, 2019, 23:22 GMT Global Softwood Lumber Trade Fell 7% in 2018, US Lumber Prices Took a Roller Coaster Ride and China's Wood Demand Slowed in the 2H/18

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down 7% year-over-year. This was also the year when US lumber ...


15 Jan, 2019, 04:14 GMT Wood Resources International: Continued Strength in the Brazilian Lumber Export Market has Pushed Sawlog Prices to Record Highs in the Local Currency

Softwood lumber exports from Brazil have increased 36% from January through November this year as compared to the same period in 2017. In US dollar...


10 Jan, 2019, 04:20 GMT Wood Resources International : Declining Trade of Softwood Lumber, Plummeting Lumber Prices in the US and Slowing Wood Demand in China were Some of the Biggest International Lumber Developments in Late 2018

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period last year. China, Japan, the United...


06 Jan, 2019, 11:03 GMT The 3Q/18 Brought Development in East Asia, as Chinese Imports of Hardwood Chips Reached a Record High and Vietnam Expanded Its Market Share at Australia's Expense

Chinese pulpmills have continued to increase importation of hardwood chips throughout 2018, and import volumes reached a new record high of 3.5...


26 Dec, 2018, 16:19 GMT Wood Resources International LLC: Wood Costs for the Pulp Industry Have Trended Upward in Most Regions of North America Throughout 2017 and 2018, With the Biggest Increases in British Columbia and US Northwest

Pulpmills in five of the nine major pulp-producing regions of North America have seen their wood fiber costs go up over the past year, reports the...


21 Dec, 2018, 06:02 GMT Canada Will Continue to be a Major Supplier of Lumber to the US , With the Exports From the Eastern Provinces Being Forecasted to Increase Substantially - Wood Resources International

The softwood sawmilling sector in Eastern Canada will play an increasingly important role as a key supplier to the growing US lumber market in the...


04 Dec, 2018, 19:53 GMT Sawlog Prices Fell on All Continents Except North America in the 2Q/18, Resulting in the First Decline of the GSPI Price Index Since Early 2016

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell by 1.4% from the 1Q/18 to the 2Q/18. This was the first quarter-over-quarter decline since the 4Q/16....


09 Nov, 2018, 06:14 GMT Wood Fiber Costs for the World's Pulp Industry Fell for the First Time in Over a Year in the 2Q/18, With Pulpwood Prices Declining the Most in Brazil, Russia, Australia and Sweden

n the 2Q/18, both of WRI's global fiber price indices fell for the first time in five quarters, mainly because of the strengthening of the US dollar...


24 Oct, 2018, 07:39 BST Investments in the Forest Industry in Eastern Russia Driven by Forest Products Demand in China, Have Resulted In Higher Timber Harvests in the Past Few Years

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 ...