the timber network


  • Sawmilling
  • July 30, 2015 14:04

U.S. hardwood lumber exports to Europe face heavy competition from domestic hardwoods

U.S. hardwood lumber exports to Europe totaled 27,400 m3 (11.6 MMBF) in April, down 12% from the prior month and 19% from April 2014. Year-to-date shipments were down to 12 of the 14 largest European markets through April 2015, and 16% to Europe overall, Exports were off 16-26% to the UK, Italy, Germany and Sweden, with Spain the only Top 5 destination to show an increase (+49%). Year-to-date White Oak and Walnut exports to Europe were only down 3% and 11%, respectively, but Poplar, Ash and Hard Maple were down 22% to 34%, and Alder, Cherry, Hickory and Soft Maple were each down about 50%... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 29, 2015 10:36

Canfor reports results for Q2 2015

Canfor Corporation recently reported net income attributable to shareholder of $11.1 million, or $0.08 per share, for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $29.3 million, or $0.22 per share, for the first quarter of 2015 and $54.3 million, or $0.39 per share, for the second quarter of 2014. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company’s shareholder net income was $40.4 million, or $0.30 per share, compared to shareholder net income of $99.8 million, or $0.72 per share, reported for the first half of 2014... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 28, 2015 10:25

U.S. softwood lumber prices continue to drop

A slower pace of framing lumber sales was widely reported, as uncertainty about the market’s next move left traders cautious. Much of the concern was focused on whether Canadian mills would push larger volumes into the U.S. market when August ushers in a lower tax under the Softwood Lumber Agreement, and a strengthening U.S. dollar provides further incentive to ship stateside... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 28, 2015 09:15

Latest price movements of logs, sawnwood and plywood in Brazil

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

  • Wood energy
  • July 28, 2015 08:00

Russian pellet production grew by 25% in 2014

In 2014 Russian pellet production came up to 892,800 tonnes and grew by 24.7% against the 2013 figures. Production capacity expected to rise in Arkhangelsk and Irkutsk this year... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • July 27, 2015 08:41

Central/West Africa: Minor price changes but focus is on change in China

A few minor price movements were reported in the first week of July but most log and sawnwood prices remain unchanged because of only moderate demand in the main markets. Of major concern to West African exporters was the rapid collapse of stock values in China and the impact this could have on domestic consumption. A large volume of equities in China are in the hands of small investors many of whom have borrowed heavily to buy stocks. Coming on top of the recent weakening in property prices in China it is expected that this latest shock will undermine Chinese consumer confidence and that spending will decline... [more...]

  • Forestry
  • July 24, 2015 11:32

RusForest: Sales of sawnwood and sawlog increased in Q2/2015

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, announced preliminary Q2 2015 production and sales results for its Magistralny and Ust-Ilimsk units... [more...]

  • Sawmilling
  • July 24, 2015 07:17

Timber imports through Shanghai Port down 47% in H1/2015

China’s Customs has reported that timber imports through Shanghai Port in the first half of 2015 amounted to 4.43 million cubic metres... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • July 23, 2015 11:01

Austria: Pellet price in July up slightly

The price of ENplusA1 wood pellets in Austria continued the slight upward trend which began in June... [more...]

  • Panels
  • July 23, 2015 07:02

Boom in Chinese imports of OSB

2014 was the best year for OSB imports in China. Imports totalled 160,000 m3 or US$44.6 million, a significant growth as compared to 2013. Volumes were up 44.8%, while the total value increased 58.2%... [more...]

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