the timber network

Market Prices

  • Market Prices
  • April 21, 2015 11:31

EU's imports of wood pellets from Russia exceed €100 million in 2014

As the European interest for biofuel in general and pellets in particular keeps growing due to eco-friendly policies accepted in the EU, Russia doesn’t fail to use this opportunity to expand supplies of pellets to the European countries... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 21, 2015 09:43

Finland: Roundwood prices in March 2015

Finnish roundwood prices in March are largely stable with only few minor changes, both as compared to February as well as compared to March 2014. Noticeable price changes were recorded for spruce sawlogs...... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • April 20, 2015 10:02

Softwood lumber price in U.S. continues to drop

A bearish tone prevailed throughout the U.S. framing lumber market, as most buyers steered clear of all but must-have purchases. Traders seized on three indicators: a 26% year-to-date drop in North American exports to China; a 10% increase in Canadian shipments to the U.S. through February; and a disappointing housing report for March...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 20, 2015 08:58

Södra raises price of hardwood pulp

Södra is replacing the contracting premium for hardwood pulp that has been in place since 10 February with a corresponding price increase of... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 17, 2015 13:08

Russian plywood export prices down 17%

Russian plywood price development changed its general trend in the first two months of 2015. Thus, average price of Russian plywood exported...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • April 17, 2015 12:01

Price of wood pellets declines in Germany

The price of wood pellets in Germany has fallen sharply in April compared to the previous month. Pellets cost now on average...... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • April 17, 2015 08:35

Roundwood trade taking breath in Finland

The foreseeable dip in Finnish forest industry´s this year’s production will have an effect on roundwood removals and trade. The rise in the beginning of last year was refracted before the year-end. Therefore the corresponding figures for the first half of this year indicate quite a decrease in Finnish roundwood trade and felling, but this development is expected to calm down towards the end of the year. The prospects for next year suggest growth in removals as well as in roundwood trade... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • April 16, 2015 15:01

Softwood lumber price in US still at low level

Frustration and angst grew among US traders of framing lumber, as the market remained in the doldrums. Oversupply was cited as the primary culprit, but demand fundamentals were also getting closer scrutiny...... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • April 16, 2015 08:15

Switzerland: Price of wood pellets further drops in April

After the premature decline in prices caused by the appreciation of the Swiss franc, now the pellet industry in Switzerland reached the end of the heating season and thus another reduction in wood pellet prices can be noticed this month... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • April 15, 2015 15:06

Hardwood prices remain stable in Switzerland despite Swiss franc appreciation

After all, it seems the major appreciation of the Swiss franc (CHF) hasn’t led to the disastrous consequences anticipated by the Swiss forest owners. On January 15, 2015, following the decision of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to end a currency cap that pegged the Swiss franc to the euro, the Swiss national currency soared by almost 20% in just one day. Currently, average exchange rate settled down at the level of 1 euro per 1,04 CHF (against 1,20 CHF before January 15)... [more...]

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