Market Prices

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  • May 26, 2016 10:29

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...]

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  • May 24, 2016 10:00

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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  • May 23, 2016 20:23

Pulpmills in Eastern Canada more competitive

Pulpmills in Eastern Canada have become more competitive following sharply declining wood costs the past four years. In fact, wood costs reached their lowest levels in 15 years in the 1Q/16, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. Wood costs for ...... [more...]

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  • May 18, 2016 13:01

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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  • May 17, 2016 08:25

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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  • May 16, 2016 10:42

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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  • May 10, 2016 09:29

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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  • May 05, 2016 10:03

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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  • April 28, 2016 10:20

Finnish forestry on the verge of new resurgence

This year and next year roundwood trade and removals in Finland are growing towards a new level needed to satisfy the use of roundwood shifted by new forest industry investments. However, the full amount will not still be fully achieved in the forecast period. Trade and removal volumes have been quite large already in recent years so that in the coming years millennium record levels will be approached... [more...]

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  • April 27, 2016 13:26

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...]

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