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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 ...


12 Oct, 2018, 23:55 BST Exports of Softwood Lumber from Russia, Germany and the Nordic Countries Have Increased Due to High Demand for Wood in Asia and Europe in Early 2018

Worldwide trade of lumber inched up again in early 2018, hinting that this may be another record year. Six of the ten largest lumber-exporting...


27 Aug, 2018, 18:41 BST A Surge in Lumber Prices and Modest Increases in Sawlog Costs Resulted in Record Profits for Lumber Companies in North America and Europe in 2018

Lumber prices in the US have experienced a spectacular surge in 2017 and the first half of 2018. By the end of the 2Q/18, the benchmark lumber price...


08 Aug, 2018, 09:52 BST Wood Resources International LLC: Log Supply has Been Tight for the Forest Industry in Sweden in 2018 as it has Been Running in High Gear and Forest Fires Have Restricted Log Flows

Consumption of wood raw-material by the Swedish forest industry increased in 2017 and early 2018, especially in the pulp sector, which struggled to...


04 Aug, 2018, 13:43 BST The US and Canadian Pellet Feedstock Price Indices Increased in Early 2018, Driven Mainly by Higher Demand for Pellets in Europe and Asia

The pellet feedstock price indices for North America, launched by WRI in 2013, have trended upward in Canada during most of 2017 and early 2018 but...


01 Aug, 2018, 23:28 BST Market Pulp Producers Saw Higher Profits in 2018 as Pulp Prices Jump to Record High Levels, While Production Costs Increased Only Slightly

Strong pulp markets and record high prices for both softwood and hardwood market pulp resulted in upward price pressures on wood fiber throughout the ...


11 Jul, 2018, 17:52 BST Wood Resources International LLC: Future Suppliers of Softwood Lumber to the US Market - Supply and Demand Outlook 2017-2030

A new study forecasts that softwood lumber consumption in the US will reach all-time highs by 2030. As a consequence, there are likely to be...


20 Jun, 2018, 22:33 BST Global Lumber Prices Continued Their Two-year Climb in the 1Q with the Pace Higher in North America than in the Nordic Countries, Russia and China

Lumber markets – North America After softwood lumber consumption in the US reached a ten-year high in 2017, demand fell in early 2018. Despite the...


01 Jun, 2018, 21:06 BST Softwood Logs and Softwood Lumber Imports to China have more than Tripled in Ten Years with Lumber Volumes Surpassing Logs by 36% in 2017

With limited domestic forest resources, China continues to be a major importer of forest products in order to meet its growing domestic demand for...


01 May, 2018, 20:59 BST US Demand for Softwood Lumber is Forecasted to Increase in the Next 15 years - Where Will the Wood Come From?

A new study forecasts that softwood lumber consumption in the US will reach all-time highs by 2030. As a consequence, there are likely to be...


27 Apr, 2018, 06:16 BST The Global Sawlog Price Index Increased by 9.8% in 2017, With the Biggest Increases in Sawlog Prices Occurring in Europe and Western North America

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe, reports the Wood...


23 Apr, 2018, 10:48 BST Hardwood Pulp Manufacturers in Europe Have the Highest Wood Fiber Costs in the World Despite Price Declines the Past Six Years

Hardwood pulp manufacturers in Europe have some of the highest wood fiber costs in the world despite prices for hardwood pulplogs having trended...


19 Apr, 2018, 20:39 BST Modest Increases in Wood Fiber Costs and a Substantial Rise in Market Pulp Prices Have Improved Profitability for Pulp Manufacturers Worldwide

Pulp manufacturers in many countries have seen their wood fiber costs go up during 2017, with the biggest increases in US dollar terms occurring in...


27 Mar, 2018, 18:18 BST US Consumption of Softwood Lumber is Likely to Reach Record-highs by 2030, Resulting in Export Opportunities for Sawmills in Europe and Latin America

Higher lumber demand from all end-use sectors in the US in the coming years will result in continued expansion of sawmill capacity in the US South...


14 Mar, 2018, 16:56 GMT New Comprehensive Study: Future Suppliers of Softwood Lumber to the US Market - Demand and Supply Outlook to 2030

A multi-client study by ForestEdge LLC and Wood Resources International LLC will be released on March 16th 2018 The purpose of this study was to...


29 Dec, 2017, 04:48 GMT Global Sawlog Prices Were Higher Throughout the World in the 3Q/17 and are Likely to Continue Upward Into 2018 Because of Strong Demand For Lumber

Sawlog prices were up in most regions of the world in the 3Q/17. The price increases from the 2Q/17 were generally smaller in local currencies than...


27 Dec, 2017, 02:55 GMT Record High Prices for Softwood Lumber in North America and Rising Export Prices in Sweden, Finland and Russia as Wood Demand Picks up

Demand for imported softwood lumber to the US has fallen by six percent during the first nine months of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016....


30 Nov, 2017, 17:37 GMT The Forest Industry in the US Northwest Have Been Struggling to Build log Inventories Because of the Unusually Long Fire Season This Year

Overshadowed by BC's unprecedented wildfire season, the US states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana also experienced a significant and...


28 Nov, 2017, 23:35 GMT Roughly Half of All Hardwood Chips Traded in the Pacific Rim Have Been Destined for Chinese Ports in the 1H/17

Shipments of hardwood chips in the Pacific Rim have increased for six consecutive years and reached a record-high of 22.9 million odmt in 2016. Last...


28 Sep, 2017, 03:46 BST Production Cost Margins for Sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland Fell in the 2Q/17, While Close to 13 Year High in the US South

Wood costs are by far the largest and most important cost component when manufacturing softwood lumber. The Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ) has tracked ...


21 Sep, 2017, 16:55 BST Increased Demand for Softwood Lumber Worldwide has Pushed Lumber Prices Upward, Particularly in the US and China During the First Half of 2017

International trade of softwood lumber is on pace to a new record high in 2017 if the trend from the first six months of 2017 continues in the second ...


09 Aug, 2017, 23:56 BST Wood Raw-Material Costs for European Pulpmills Continued to Slide in Early 2017 to Reach Their Lowest Levels in Over Five Years

Wood costs for the pulp industry in Europe were generally lower in the 1Q/17 than in the previous quarter, continuing a downward trend that,...


06 Aug, 2017, 14:41 BST Sawlog Prices in Brazil Have Gone Up Over the Past 12 Months After Five Years in Decline

In the 1Q/17, pine sawlog prices in Brazil increased in both US dollars and in the Brazilian Real quarter-over-quarter. Over the last 12 months,...


01 Aug, 2017, 17:27 BST The Fiber Costs for Pellet Plants in North America Have Fallen With the Pellet Feedstock Price Indices Reaching Their Lowest Levels in Over Four Years

With the feed stock shifting towards lower cost fiber, including industry and forest residues, total wood costs for pellet manufacturers fell during...


01 Aug, 2017, 17:09 BST The Total Value of Logs Exported From New Zealand in the 1Q/17 was Almost Three Times as High as the Value of Exported Lumber

Over 50% of the timber harvest in New Zealand is being exported in log form. However, some sawmills in the country have taken advantage of the...