Wood price index

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Jul 2016

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  • Austria

Sawlog prices in Austria and Germany have fallen to 10-year-low

Softwood sawlog prices in both Austria and Germany have been in steady decline for about two years and in the 1Q/16 they reached their lowest level since 2006 (in US dollar terms), according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). Although less dramatic ... [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 31, 2016

Trading in framing lumber let up from the pace of the previous two weeks, but sales were sufficient for mills to hold to established levels or push quotes higher. Fear of prices tipping over the top kept buyers cautiously filling in, while avoiding inventory-building volumes. Meanwhile, demand in the field, with brisk sales at the retail level, fed a steady flow of inquiries back to secondaries and the mills. Gains in most key species pushed the Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price up another $4 [More... ]

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Germany: Producer prices for wood products in July 2016

In July a slightly upward trend for the German wood products price index could be noticed. As compared to the previous month, only the index values for boards, planed softwood and pellets have decreased minorly [More... ]

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Log prices in Estonia lower than last year

Roundwood in Estonia decreased in June 2016, as compared to the same month of 2015. Of the pulpwood assortments, the price for birch decreased the most, by -15.39%, reaching EUR 23.37/m3 [More... ]

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  • USA

Roundwood prices in US on a downward trend in the first half of the year

Prices for roundwood have followed a downward trend in the US in the first half of the year. [More... ]

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Central/West Africa: Exchange rates and market volatility on everyone’s mind

The slight weakness in prices for sipo and sapele was reigned in over the past two weeks and there is no news of further price movements either up or down. On all producer’s minds is what effect the turmoil after the UK referendum will have on exports [More... ]

Jun 2016

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New Zealand log export prices drop sharply

The export log prices in New Zealand decrease in June on stronger currency and higher shipping costs. Thus, the prices slid to a five-month low in June as returns were hurt by a stronger local currency and an increase in shipping costs [More... ]

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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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China: Prices of main wood commodities in April 2016

This index contains the April 2016 updated prices of logs and lumber from the two major timber distribution markets in China: Shanghai Furen Timber Market and Guangzhou Yuzhu Timber Market [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... ]

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Finland: Log prices rise in June

Roundwood prices in Finland have increased in June 2016, as compared to the same period of 2015. Only birch pulpwood price decreased by -1.41%, as compared to June 2015. All the other pulpwood prices increased to some extent. [More... ]

May 2016

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Finland: Log prices in April 2016

Roundwood prices in Finland have slightly increased during April 2016. The price for pine logs yet decreased by -1.24%, while the spruce logs price has increased on a yearly basis by +3.55% [More... ]

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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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Unchanged log prices in Central/West Africa

Log prices were unchanged throughout May in Central/West Africa and show no signs of movement even though there are reports of some modest increases in demand. Over the past few months analysts note a developing trend towards demand for better quality wood products with both buyers and consumers, through their own choice, being prepared to pay a fair price for a good product rather than pursuing the lowest price [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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  • India

Prices of teak logs, sawnwood and plywood in India

The current pace of deliveries matches demand, thus C&F prices remain stable. [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... ]