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  • June 21, 2016 09:03

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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  • June 17, 2016 14:01

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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  • June 17, 2016 13:01

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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  • June 15, 2016 14:13

The global wood fiber prices indices continued down in the 1Q/16

Both the HFPI and the SFPI price indices fell in the 1Q/16 with generally lower prices in Europe, Canada and Russia partly because of weakening currencies against the US Dollar. For many countries, current prices are at their lowest levels in almost ten years... [more...]

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  • June 13, 2016 09:10

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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  • June 10, 2016 09:00

The global forest industry in Q1/2016

Relatively small adjustments in both exchange rates and in log prices in local currencies, resulted in the smallest quarter-to-quarter decline of the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) seen in five quarters... [more...]

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  • June 08, 2016 15:15

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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  • June 06, 2016 12:05

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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  • May 31, 2016 15:36

Russian lumber exports drop 10% in Q1/2016

Lumber exports from Russia have fallen for two consecutive quarters, with the 1Q/16 shipments being almost ten percent lower than in the 3Q/15. Most of the decline has been in shipments to the CIS countries, including Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan, but trade with Egypt and some European countries were also down... [more...]

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  • May 30, 2016 14:21

Södra raises price for softwood pulp in Europe from June 1st

Swedish Södra raises price for softwood pulp in Europe from June 1st... [more...]

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