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  • October 22, 2014 16:16

    Wood pellets exports from North America to Europe plateaued during the 1H/2014

    Pellet shipments from the US and Canada to Europe have gone in opposite directions in 2014, with the shipments from the US South being up ten percent from the 4Q/13 to the 2Q/14, and Canadian volumes declining 25% during the same period. The new expanding markets for pellet producers in Western Canada have instead been Japan and South Korea... [more...]

  • October 22, 2014 13:26

    Sweden: Sawlog prices fall in the third quarter

    Prices of sawlogs in Sweden (delivery timber) decreased by -6 percent in the third quarter of 2014 compared to the prior quarter... [more...]

  • October 22, 2014 11:00

    Mixed price movements for Finnish logs in September

    In September, softwood log prices in Finland registered some interesting movements. Spruce logs price continued the recovery started in May and reached an average of €58.43 per cbm, close to the level of September 2013. Birch logs recorded a surprising... [more...]

  • October 22, 2014 08:52

    Forecast: Finnish forest industry’s export revenues will rise

    Weak economic growth will slow down the growth of Finnish forest industry’s exports this and next year. Despite this, the export revenues of all forestry products except for paper exports will rise. As a result of several investments the production capacities of pulp, paper board and sawmilling industries will increase next year... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 08:10

    China’s plywood market share in US rises

    US imports of hardwood plywood declined again in July. Imports were 26 5,480 cu.m, down 2% from June. Year-to-date imports were still 9% higher than in July 2013. Hardwood plywood imports from China... [more...]

  • October 21, 2014 07:48

    Finland: Removals and roundwood trade at a high level

    The rise in Finnish roundwood removals earlier this year calmed down by the beginning of summer and the outlook for this autumn will balance the year’s accrual, making them a little higher than last year. However, there are considerable differences between the development of different timber varieties and trading methods. Next year the good economic situation continues if the uncertainties regarding global economy do not change the favorable development of forest products’ demand... [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 15:13

    North American structural panel output advances through September

    North American structural panel production and apparent consumption were up 2.1% and 3.5%... [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 14:22

    Germany: Spruce lumber exports up 10%

    Spruce lumber exports of German sawmills amounted to 2,17 million cubic meters in the first seven months of 2014, up 10% compared to the same period last year. The value reached €417 million, higher by 13% over January-July 2013. Shipments to nearly all destinations increased, except... [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 09:24

    Universal Forest Products posts a 36,5% increase in net earnings

    Universal Forest Products, Inc. last week announced third-quarter 2014 results, including net earnings attributable to controlling interests of $19.2 million, up 36.5 percent over $14.1 million in the third quarter of 2013. Net sales grew to total [more...]

  • October 20, 2014 07:00

    Rising global demand for Chinese plywood

    The international demand for Chinese plywood has improved since the beginning of 2014 according to the latest statistics from China Custom. In the period January to August 2014 China's plywood exports rose 15% to 7.81 million cubic metres, up around one million cubic metres from the same period of 2013. The USA remains the main destination for China's plywood exports... [more...]