Market Prices

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  • January 18, 2017 14:11

Price of wood pellets in Germany up in January

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased in January 2017 due to the wintry weather. At the beginning of the year... [more...]

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  • January 16, 2017 11:21

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 2, 2017

Wintry weather took a toll on sales of framing lumber, while also generating production and transportation problems. An overall dull sales pace resulted in more and wider cracks in prices, although producers usually did not aggressively seek orders with hefty discounts.... [more...]

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  • January 09, 2017 08:53

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 1, 2017

Structural panel markets were mixed. OSB sales were hit and miss coming out of the holidays, with winter weather playing a role in mills’ volumes for the week. Trading in the South was slow and conservative. Southern Pine plywood trading was fairly active to start the week, but dwindled as mills firmed prices and colder weather affected demand in some markets. The pace in western Fir plywood picked up as traders returned to their offices, but it was far from robust. Order files at mills varied.... [more...]

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  • January 06, 2017 07:51

Hardwood pulpwood prices in Brazil, Indonesia, Australia and Chile increased during the fall

The two Global Wood Fiber Price Indices were close to parity in the 3Q/16. The Hardwood Wood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) has rebounded by 5.6% from the 1Q/16 when it reached an 11-year low. The biggest price increases this year have been in Brazil, Indonesia, Australia and Chile where prices have gone up despite the strengthening of the local currencies. However, hardwood fiber prices have not gone up in all markets this year... [more...]

Special Reports
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  • December 20, 2016 12:36

France: mixed 2016 results on the hardwood market

On the French hardwood market – depending on the species and the product grades – the results of 2016 are heterogeneous from the point of view of timber auctions. In the oak sector the situation keeps getting better. French sawmill owners benefit from the fortuitous combination of circumstances, namely... [more...]

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  • December 19, 2016 15:07

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 50, 2016

Wintry weather spreading across a wide swath of the U.S. and Canada, as well as the approaching holidays, put trading of framing lumber on ice. Prices flattened or finished narrowly mixed. While many mills were able to fall back on order files into late December or early January, some were still looking to clean out yards and sheds before year-end. ... [more...]

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  • December 19, 2016 12:01

Central/West Africa: Could early 2017 herald a revival of Asian demand?

Most Central/West African timber traders are focusing on the financial implications, foreign exchange volatility and the likely impact on global markets of the US Presidential election... [more...]

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  • December 14, 2016 15:41

Switzerland: pellet prices slightly up in December

In December 2016, retail prices for ENplus A1 quality Swiss wood pellets continued to rise slightly... [more...]

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  • December 12, 2016 13:25

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 47, 2016

Sales of framing lumber moderated in the wake of the previous week’s strong finish, but prices held to a firm footing or gained modestly. Producers were supported by solid order files, some of which stretched to or near scheduled year-end shutdowns.... [more...]

Special Reports
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  • December 06, 2016 15:08

France: coniferous timber and lumber market in a crisis

The results of 2016 are not likely to be satisfactory for softwood processors. At the latest wood auctions in November and December, most sawmill owners reported mixed results of their activities over the last twelve months... [more...]

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