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Declining Trade of Softwood Lumber

Declining Trade of Softwood Lumber

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 the 3Q/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly

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 Kingdom and the MENA region reduced their imports, while the US and continental Europe have imported more lumber this year than in 2017.

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The 3Q/18 brought development in East Asia

The 3Q/18 brought development in East Asia

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, repor...

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The Global Forest Industry in the 3Q/2018

The Global Forest Industry in the 3Q/2018

Global Timber Markets

  • Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3.7% from the 2Q/18 to the...
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Wood fiber costs for the pulp industry have trended upward in most regions of North America throughout 2017 and 2018

Wood fiber costs for the pulp industry have trended upward in most regions of North America throughout 2017 and 2018

Wood fiber costs for the pulp industry have trended upward in most regions of North America throughout 2017 and 2018, with the biggest increases occurred in British Colum...

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Canada will continue to be a major supplier of softwood lumber to the US in the next decade

Canada will continue to be a major supplier of softwood lumber to the US in the next decade

Canada will continue to be a major supplier of softwood lumber to the US in the next decade, with the export volume from the Eastern provinces being forecasted to increas...

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Sawlog prices fell on all continents except North America in the 2Q/18, resulting in the first decline of the GSPI sawlog price index since early 2016

Sawlog prices fell on all continents except North America in the 2Q/18, resulting in the first decline of the GSPI sawlog price index since early 2016

Lower sawlog prices in Russia, Brazil and Eastern Europe in the 2Q/18 contributed in a one percent decline in the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) from the previous quart...

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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,

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,

The two WRI global wood fiber prices indices fell slightly in the 2Q/18 after having increased for all of 2017 and early 2018. For most of the key pulp-producing regions,...

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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

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

Increased exports of softwood lumber from Russia to China the past decade have resulted in higher timber harvests in Eastern Russia, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. ...

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The Global Forest Industry in the 2Q/2018

The Global Forest Industry in the 2Q/2018

Global Timber Markets

  • The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 1.4% in the 2Q/18. This was the first q-o-q decline since the 4Q/16. Sawlog prices fell on all continents (...
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