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19 Jul, 2017, 21:01 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

New Zealand's log exports have fallen for two consecutive quarters and were at 3.8 million m3 in the 1Q/17, down 12% from the two-year high in the...


27 Jun, 2017, 04:43 BST Wood Resources International LLC: Wood Pellet Imports to Both South Korea and Japan Close to Record Highs With a Majority of the Supply Continuing to be Sourced From Vietnam

Over the past few years, South Korea has become the largest pellet importer in Asia, ahead of Japan, and the third largest in the world, and South...


16 Jun, 2017, 20:41 BST Global Softwood Lumber Prices Rose in Early 2017 with Prices in North America Hitting a 13-year High and Chinese Prices Increasing 13% in 18 Months

Softwood lumber prices in the US jumped in early 2017 to hit a 13 year high in April. Prices for softwood lumber imported to the major markets in...


02 May, 2017, 17:17 BST Record High Lumber Prices in the US and up to 24% Import Tariffs on Canadian Lumber Will Increase Lumber Imports From Overseas in 2017

High import tariffs on Canadian lumber to the US are likely to increase US lumber production and boost shipments from overseas in 2017, reports the...


21 Apr, 2017, 21:48 BST European Sawlog Prices Continued Their Downward Trend in Late 2016, Resulting in a Decline of the ESPI Index by 6.6% Over the Course of Two Years

Sawlog prices in Europe have been trending downward over the past three years from their record high levels in 2014. The biggest price drops have...


16 Apr, 2017, 13:01 BST New Record High for Globally Traded Wood Chips in 2016 with the Pacific Rim Accounting for 70% of Total Imports Followed by Finland, Sweden and Turkey

Global trade of wood chips has seen spectacular development the past 15 years with a steady increase of about four percent annually (volumes...


14 Mar, 2017, 13:18 GMT Almost 50% of the Fiber Feedstock for Wood Pellet Plants in the US South was Industry and Forest Residues in the 1Q/17, up from 33% Five Years Ago

Wood pellet manufacturers in both the US and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to reduce fiber costs and take advantage of less...


10 Mar, 2017, 23:51 GMT Global Trade of Softwood Lumber has Gone up 66 Percent in Seven Years, While Lumber Prices Have Fallen Substantially Over the Same Time-period

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12 percent year-over-year to reach a new record-high of 121 million m3 in 2016, per estimates by WRI. Since...


30 Jan, 2017, 20:42 GMT Strong Demand for Wood in China in the Second Half of 2016 Resulted in Both Record High Imports of Softwood Lumber and Logs

China imported record-high volumes of softwood lumber in 2016 and softwood log imports reached their second highest level on record. Despite...


30 Jan, 2017, 05:16 GMT The European Sawlog Price Index Reached its Lowest Level in Six Years Because of Lower Lumber Demand and Reduced Log Export Prices

Over the past two years, sawlog prices have fallen more in Europe than in any other region of the world. In the 3Q/16, the European Sawlog Price...


27 Jan, 2017, 19:05 GMT Hardwood Pulpwood Prices in Brazil, Indonesia, Australia and Chile Increased During the Fall, Resulting in a 5.6% Jump of the HFPI Price Index

The two Global Wood Fiber Price Indices were close to parity in the 3Q/16. The Hardwood Wood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) has rebounded by 5.6% from the...