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  • Special Reports
  • October 01, 2015 12:27

Sawmills in U.S. South and Russia achieved highest global sawmilling earnings

Since 2008 till until very recenty the U.S. South had had the best figures in terms of sawmilling industry sales. The ongoing decline in foreign currency exchange rates of major producing and exporting regions against the U.S. dollar caused a massive erosion of lumber prices in many markets around the world. Nevertheless, the situation on some markets has changed dramatically... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • October 01, 2015 09:23

U.S.: Lumber is worst-performing major traded commodity in 2015

Drop in lumber exports to China and expiry of the Softwood Lumber Agreement seem to be the main reason for this sharp price decrease ... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 30, 2015 10:02

Latest price movements of logs, sawnwood and plywood in Brazil

The following report contains latest prices of logs, sawnwood and plywood from Brazil... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 30, 2015 09:05

U.S.: softwood and panel prices - week September 25, 2015

Trading last week was a mixed bag. Some framing lumber producers reported a steady flow of sales to buyers who needed to replenish thin inventories. But others noted dull, cautious trading that has typified the better part of September. Fear of further downside potential kept many buyers on the sidelines, even as bare pavement became more visible in their yards than wood products. Gains in Southern Pine... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 28, 2015 08:40

India: Teak log sizes fall pulling down prices

Overall demand for wood products is reported as subdued and the flow of imports has slowed. In recent teak log shipments many parcels comprise small girth logs and this has driven down prices. The supply of large girth logs has fallen in recent months. A new supplier, Angola, delivered teak logs at US$ 459 to 574 per cubic metre C&F.... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 28, 2015 08:18

Central/West Africa: Market prospects hinge on Chinese economy

Prices for the majority of West African timbers have been maintained for some time now but there are some signs of weakness in log prices. Trade with Chinese importers is still at a low level and whilst there are now some reassuring moves by the Chinese government to bring stability to the economy the impact of the current fall in demand will take time to trickle down to the timber trade. Currently, Chinese traders are trying to reduce landed stocks of log and sawnwood before... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 24, 2015 13:31

U.S.: softwood and panel prices - week September 18, 2015

Carryover from mid September’s faster finish was modest, leaving framing lumber price trends flat to narrowly mixed. Gains were usually modest and came earlier last week. Several factors continued to weigh on traders’ outlooks. Chief among them was the scheduled October 12 expiration of the Softwood Lumber Agreement. Other factors included softening offshore export markets and currency exchange rates... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 24, 2015 12:13

Germany: Prices for softwood chips and sawdust stabilize at a low level

Prices for softwood chips and sawdust in Germany have moved to a stable low level. Since the price collapse in mid-2014, apart from minor fluctuations, no improvement occurred... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 24, 2015 07:10

EU imports 16% more pellets from Russia in H1/2015

Even though relationships between EU and Russia are still slightly downhill, the ongoing green energy trend keeps European pellet imports from Russia rather active. Just in a year Russian pellets supplies to the EU countries substantially grew both in volume and value terms... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • September 23, 2015 14:46

Construction timber and glulam prices largely stable in Germany and Austria

By price increases in raw materials, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​KVH in Germany has come under increasing price pressure. Especially in western Germany such problems were reported... [more...]

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