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Sawlog prices in Brazil have gone up over the past 12 months after five years in decline

Sawlog prices in Brazil have gone up over the past 12 months after five years in decline

Sawlog prices in Brazil have gone up over the past 12 months after five years in decline and the expectations are that the recent upward trend will continue for the remainder of the year, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

Stronger wood product exports from Brazil have resulted in higher demand for logs and increasing sawlog prices during 2016 and early 2017, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Despite the recent price increases, current prices are below the long-term trend lines in the local currency.

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The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year

The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year

The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year with the US and Canadian Pellet Feedstock Price Indices reaching their lowest level...

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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

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 growing demand for softwood...

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Wood fiber costs for pulpmills throughout the US fell during 2016 and early 2017 with the price discrepancy between the Northwest and the Southern states narrowing

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills throughout the US fell during 2016 and early 2017 with the price discrepancy between the Northwest and the Southern states narrowing

Wood fiber costs for pulpmills in the US Northwest have fallen faster than in other region of the US the past year, resulting in a more competitive industry sector, repor...

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Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017

Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017

Global softwood lumber prices trended upward in early 2017 with prices in North America hitting a 13-year high, Chinese import prices increasing 13% in 18 months and Japa...

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The Global Forest Industry in the 1Q/2017

The Global Forest Industry in the 1Q/2017

Global Timber Markets

  • The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) was up 0.3% quarter-over-quarter in the 1Q/17. This was only the second time in almost three years that the GSPI i...
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Increased lumber imports to the US from Europe, New Zealand and Latin America expected in 2017

Increased lumber imports to the US from Europe, New Zealand and Latin America expected in 2017

Increased lumber imports to the US from Europe, New Zealand and Latin America expected in 2017 with US lumber prices reaching 13-year highs and Canadian lumber being hit ...

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Sawmills in Quebec and Ontario are running at record high levels, resulting in difficulty finding outlets for generated residuals

Sawmills in Quebec and Ontario are running at record high levels, resulting in difficulty finding outlets for generated residuals

Record high production at sawmills in Ontario and Quebec in 2016 has generated large volumes of residues in the two provinces, reports the North American Wood Fiber Revie...

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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

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

Over the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion of pulp capacity in China, reports the Wood Resource Quarterl...

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