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  • October 24, 2016 10:35

Investments in the Finnish forest industry boost the use of roundwood

Increasing timber consumption by the Finnish forest industry will rely on domestic timber even more than before. Commercial roundwood removals will reach new record levels. Roundwood trade has picked up notably, especially due to high demand for spruce. Growth was evident already in the beginning of this year and the trade will keep growing next year. Roundwood prices are expected to remain steady... [more...]

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  • October 21, 2016 09:01

Slight price increase for wood pellets in Germany

In October, the price of wood pellets in Germany reached an average of EUR 226.37/tonne. This represents a 0.9% increase as compared to September 2016 and a -3.2% decline over September 2015... [more...]

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  • October 19, 2016 15:40

Russia: sawn timber production up along with the prices for certain wooden goods

In January-September 2016, the Russian sawn timber production grew over the respective period of the last year... [more...]

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  • October 19, 2016 14:03

Myanmar: Two tier log pricing creates problems

It has been announced that the Forestry Department will no longer allow the export of wood products if they have been manufactured from the logs sold by the Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) in local currency as products from these logs ca only be marketed locally... [more...]

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  • October 17, 2016 12:27

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 40, 2016

Framing lumber sales thus far in October failed to meet expectations, leaving price trends and traders’ outlooks on the market muddled. The standstill period under the expired Softwood Lumber Agreement came to an end at midweek. With no immediate filing of a petition by U.S. interests to open a new trade case against Canada, there was little drama, but continued uncertainty looking forward.... [more...]

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  • October 17, 2016 09:05

Global pulpwood prices were up in the 2Q/16

Wood fiber costs currently account for almost 60% of the cash costs when manufacturing wood pulp. Prices for both wood chips and pulplogs have trended downward for a long time, but this came to an abrupt halt in the 2Q/16 when the softwood price index rose 2.3% and the hardwood price index increased 3.7% from the 1Q/16... [more...]

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  • October 13, 2016 13:13

Pellet prices in Switzerland in October slightly up

The retail prices for wood pellets in Switzerland have slightly increased in Ocotber. The average price now stands at 365.20 CHF / t (334.58 EUR). This is only 0.60 CHF or 0.16% more than in September. Compared to the same month of 2015 ... [more...]

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  • October 10, 2016 12:07

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 39, 2016

Simple supply and demand were in the background of a convoluted framing lumber market. Of immediate concern to those on the Eastern Seaboard was the approach of Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 storm that was expected to make first landfall in the U.S. along the coast of Florida. Next week’s end of the standstill period under the expired Softwood Lumber Agreement was a factor, as well, as it marks the point at which U.S. interests could file a trade case against Canada... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • October 04, 2016 12:30

France: disappointing softwood log markets in autumn 2016

Even though the French sawmill owners were hoping for a better second half of 2016 than the first, the improvement seems to be waiting for the end of September. The majority of the interviewed industry representatives speak of a rather difficult recovery since the end of summer vacation with very irregular orders... [more...]

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  • October 04, 2016 12:26

Pellet prices in Austria in September almost unchanged

The retail prices for ENplus A1 quality wood pellets in Austria have remained almost constant in September. The average price increased by only 0.2%... [more...]

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