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09 Apr, 2020, 17:58 BST Imported Forest Products to China Dropped by 750 Million Dollars in January and February, with the Biggest Decreases Seen in Lumber and Pulp

The coronavirus epidemic in China has sharply reduced importation of forest products in early 2020. During January and February, the import value of...


20 Feb, 2020, 21:09 GMT Wood Resources International Expands Its Popular Market Insight Subscription Service

Over the past few years, Wood Resources International (WRI) has distributed market insights on a regular basis to over 8000 forest industry...


09 Feb, 2020, 16:27 GMT Wood Raw-material Costs for the World's Pulp Manufacturers Have Fallen the Past Year With the Biggest Decreases for Wood Chips and Pulplogs Occurring in Europe

Wood raw-material costs were down for pulp manufacturers in most regions around the world in the 3Q/19 as compared to both the previous quarter and...


06 Jan, 2020, 16:15 GMT Europe has Rapidly Become a Major Supplier of Softwood Logs to China, While Russia and North America have Lost Market Shares in 2019

New Zealand continues to expand its market share in China, supplying 39% of the total import volume in the 3Q/19, up from 32% five years earlier....


02 Jan, 2020, 12:15 GMT Global Trade of Softwood Lumber Slowed in Late 2019 but was Still on Pace to be Higher Than in 2018 - Russia, Belarus, Germany and Finland Have Boosted Their Lumber Sales the Most 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...


02 Jan, 2020, 03:00 GMT Profit Margins Declined Faster for Sawmills in Finland Than in Neighbouring Sweden During 2018 and 2019, and in the 3Q/19 Reached Their Lowest Levels in 15 Years

Domestic sawlog prices in Finland and Sweden have been declining for over a year because of lower demand from the region's sawmills. However, the...


30 Dec, 2019, 17:43 GMT Forisk Acquires the North American Wood Fiber Review, the Leading Price Reporting Service for Pulpwood and Biomass in North America, from Wood Resources International

Forisk Consulting, a leader in North American forest industry and timber market research, has acquired the North American Wood Fiber Review from Wood ...


16 Dec, 2019, 18:11 GMT The 7th Mapping the Course Conference - The Latest Insights and Outlook for Timberlands, Forest Products Markets and Wood Fiber Supply Issues in 2020

We are proud to announce the 7th Annual Conference organized by Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association on ...


08 Nov, 2019, 23:49 GMT Eucalyptus Pulplog Prices in Brazil Have Fallen Over the Past Year and in the 2Q/19 Reached Their Lowest Levels in Three Years

Lower operating rates at the major pulp mills in Brazil and healthy inventory levels of wood fiber took pressure off prices of Eucalyptus pulplogs in ...


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...