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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... ]

Mar 2016

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 13, 2016

The first quarter came to a close with framing lumber prices still pointing upward. Early week strength in futures buoyed mill positions and trader confidence. Mill order files in various species extended into mid-April and beyond. By most accounts, demand was steady to brisk, and many buyers circulated back to their suppliers for coverage [More... ]

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Estonia: Log prices in February 2016

Estonian sawlog and pulpwood have registered some mixed developments in February. Most of the Estonian sawlog prices trended below the levels of February 2015 [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 14, 2016

The second quarter got off to a quiet start in most framing lumber species, after a brisk close to the first quarter. Traders attributed the slower pace to the need to digest March purchases, and assess market prospects going forward. Spring break, vacation absences, and a reversal in the futures market were all cited as contributing factors [More... ]

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Switzerland: Price of wood pellets 4% lower than last year

In Switzerland, the retail prices for wood pellets in April have declined markedly. The decrease can be attributed to the usual seasonal price developments which occur at the end of the heating season [More... ]

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Germany: Price of pellets 5.1% lower than last year

The price of ENplus A1 wood pellets in Germany has declined this spring. The average cost of pellets stands in April at 231.89 EUR / t.This represents a decrease of 3.2% from the previous month [More... ]

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New Zealand: Stable log export prices in March

Export log prices in New Zealand remained stable in March due to the increasing demand that made the shipping costs grow [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 16, 2016

Price trends in US framing lumber were mixed last week. Southern Pine was the primary exception to a wider weakening trend. A number of SYP mills were off the market as they caught up on late shipments. Torrential rains and floods preoccupied traders in East Texas, but other key markets picked up the slack. In other species, trading was generally liquid, but producers usually had to trim prices to entice buyers. [More... ]

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  • Austria

Austria: Price of wood pellets drops more than 4% in April

The price of wood pellets in Austria dropped once again this month. Austrian Enplus A1 wood pellets cost in April an average of [More... ]

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  • Latvia

Dropping roundwood prices in Latvia

In the second half of 2015, the average roundwood purchase prices in Latvia have continued their downward trend. According to data compiled by Latvia’s Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the sharpest fall in the softwood segment was recorded in purchase prices for spruce logs (diameter up to 14 cm), while in the hardwood segment– in the purchase prices of black alder logs (with a diameter over 24 cm) [More... ]

Feb 2016

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Austrian wood pellets cheaper in March

The March 2016 price of Austrian wood pellets fell slightly. On average, a tonne of wood pellets costs EUR 235.4, a -0,7% drop as compared to February [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 12, 2016

A slower pace of sales was widely noted in the US lumber market of last week, but strength in prices of framing lumber prevailed. The gains mostly came early in the week on momentum carried over from the previous week. Many traders paused to digest recent purchases and higher prices. That approach was abetted by the Montreal Wood Convention and spring break, which took many traders out of their offices. Easter observances were an additional factor late in the week. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price rose for an eighth straight week [More... ]