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Jun 2016

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 26, 2016

Price trends were mixed heading into the holidays in Canada and the U.S. A surge in futures on Tuesday sparked action in S-P-F trading through Wednesday. Elsewhere, the pace ranged from moribund, to steady, to active. Southern Pine producers sought to build order files with more urgency, sometimes opening to hefty discounts to sell volumes [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 27, 2016

Framing lumber traders looking for a more clear-cut direction to the market after the early July holidays in Canada and the U.S. were left searching. While trading had a pulse, it lacked strength in many species [More... ]

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European sawlog prices going down

The European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI), which represents nine major softwood sawlog markets in Europe, did not change much quarter-over-quarter and was €82.33/m3 in the 1Q/16. However, before this last quarter, the ESPI had been in steady decline for two years and in the first quarter of this year was nine percent below the 1Q/14 level. [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 28, 2016

Sales of framing lumber were stronger than expected for many traders who came into the week wary of a post-Fourth of July lull. Buyers in all regions steadily covered needs, including the South where heat and humidity failed to stifle demand for replacement purchases. An annual industry get-together in Idaho pulled a number of traders out of their offices late in the week. All told, upticks in key prices pushed the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price up $3 for the week to $352 [More... ]

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Switzerland: Price of wood pellets down in July

In July, the retail prices for ENplus A1 wood pellets in Switzerland has dropped slightly after an increase in June. The average price currently stands at [More... ]

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Germany: Pellet price drops slightly in July

The pellets price in Germany fell slightly in July. The average price for German ENplus A1 quality wood pellets reached EUR 222.81/ tonne, 1.0% less than in June and 4.6% less than in July 2015 [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 29, 2016

Prices of framing lumber continued to strengthen amid steady consumption across the continent. A third consecutive week of price appreciation surprised some traders who had anticipated a mid-summer lull. But despite summer heat that beat down activity in the Midwest and Southeast, supplies overall flowed smoothly through the pipeline [More... ]

May 2016

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 22, 2016

Traders came back from the long holiday weekend in the U.S. in a cautious mood. Weakness in futures Tuesday to start the short workweek, and more downside on Wednesday, contributed to the quiet tone in framing lumber. [More... ]

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Austria: Price of wood pellets continues to drop in May

The retail price for ENplus A1 wood pellets in Austria has continued to fall in May [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 23, 2016

For much of the week, framing lumber markets muddled along at a pedestrian pace. That changed Thursday when a limit-up move in futures pulled buyers off the sidelines. Sales picked up most notably in Western and Eastern S-P-F, while carryover into other species was mixed [More... ]

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Germany: Price of pellets continues to decrease in June

Wood pellets in Germany were priced in June at EUR 225.01/tonne, according to the latest price survey of the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV) [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 24, 2016

Mid-June sales were unremarkable, and traders struggled to discern the softwood lumber market’s near-term course. This led to conservative, just-in-time purchasing, with buyers taking care to avoid adding to their inventories. Quick shipments were a priority, fueling the notion that there was little inventory cushion in the distribution system. Mills, meanwhile, worked to push order file through the July 4 holiday [More... ]

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France: upward trend in oak sales

The launch of the so-called labeled auctions (i.e. under the labels of quality, as in FSC etc.) organised by ONF (Office national des forêts) doesn't seem to have had any effect on the quality oak sales. This is one of the conclusions buyers and sellers could reach at the close of the latest auctions held early this summer. In the end of May, ONF announced that an annual oak price growth on average came up to 5%, while the volume of unsold goods reached 10% [More... ]

Apr 2016

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 17, 2016

Last week's ales of framing lumber in US varied among species and producing regions. The cash market in Western S-P-F got a shot in the arm from strength in futures, and transportation hang-ups related to a rail trestle in Alberta that was destroyed by fire. Eastern S-P-F producers also caught the wave of increased activity. Elsewhere, trading was mixed, with the pace slowing in Southern Pine and trading in western species described as a grind. All told, the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose $4 [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 18, 2016

Price trends in U.S. framing lumber were mixed last week, but the tone of the market was more upbeat in the second half of the week. The pace slowed in Southern Pine, as a waiting game developed between buyers and sellers. In contrast, prices advanced in Canadian S-P-F, although the bulk of those gains came early on momentum from the previous week’s action. [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 19, 2016

With one major exception, trading in US framing lumber species was steady to active. Western and Eastern S-P-F set the pace with double-digit gains in the narrows of random dimension and studs. In the West, green Douglas Fir caught a wave of demand, while sales of dry framing picked up and posted at least modest gains. The major exception was Southern Pine; prices were vulnerable [More... ]

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Switzerland: Strong price decline for wood pellets

The retail price of wood pellets in Switzerland has registered a strong decline in May, which is usual for this time of the year. The current average price stands at 353.3 CHF/t (319.69 EUR / t). [More... ]

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Pellets in Germany again cheaper than oil

As in Switzerland, the end of the heating season marked a decline for the price of wood pellets in Germany. In May, the average retail price of German ENplus A1 quality wood pellets is [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 20, 2016

Price trends of the previous two weeks persisted, with Canadian S-P-F and western species strengthening and Southern Pine weakening. Sales overall tapered from the pace of recent weeks, and a larger degree of caution was noted by many traders in the week’s latter half. Nonetheless, most producers were fortified with solid order files — some extending to or even through mid-June. Any notion that producers outside the Southern Pine region were growing vulnerable was widely dismissed [More... ]

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Central/West Africa: Steady demand but caution when it comes to raising capacity

There were no price movements for either logs or sawnwood over the past two weeks in Central/West Africa as international demand remains steady with no moves by either buyers or exporters to disrupt this long period of stability. Since growth in demand remains moderate Central/West African producers say they are not experiencing supply side problems [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 21, 2016

Bracketed by holidays in Canada and the U.S., softwood lumber trading was uneventful. More news breaking on fire season in Canada, this time in Ontario, gave the market a mild jolt at midweek; sales perked up for some mills on Thursday, but the week’s overall pace was measured. While residual strength from the recent market rally kept modest upward pressure on some prices, many others were unchanged from the previous week and a few cracks developed as well. [More... ]

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Q1/2016 softwood and hardwood lumber prices in France

In the following report you can check the latest available lumber prices in France (both softwood as well as hardwood) for the fourth quarter of 2015... [More... ]