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  • February 20, 2017 11:24

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 7, 2017

Sales of framing lumber slowed considerably from the previous week’s chaotic pace, as buyers stepped back to digest recent purchases and discern the market’s staying power. Many traders were wary that the most recent hikes in prices had too much air in them, and waited to see whether mills could sustain them... [more...]

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  • February 17, 2017 08:20

Central/West Africa: Asian demand is lively, Western markets quiet

Central/West African producers report that all European markets are quiet and any purchases are only for replacement of stocks and tend to be for only the faster moving timbers. The weak demand in Europe has resulted in some price weakness for species which are most susceptible to even small shifts in demand.... [more...]

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  • February 16, 2017 11:30

Norway: More roundwood sales – falling prices

In Norway, a total of 10.4 million cubic metres of industrial roundwood were cut for sale in 2016. This represents an increase of 186,000 cubic metres as compared with 2015. In the same period, the average price decreased by 4 percent... [more...]

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  • February 16, 2017 11:09

Södra increases the price for NBSK in Europe

Södra announced that it will increase its market price for NBSK (Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft) in Europe to US$840 per tonne, for all new business... [more...]

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  • February 16, 2017 08:52

Current prices of main Chinese wood commodities

This report below contains the latest prices of logs and sawnwood from main timber markets in China .... [more...]

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  • February 13, 2017 10:34

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 6, 2017

Producers kept hefty upward pressure on framing lumber prices, led by Canadian mills levering quotes higher on expectations of punishing duties that could be imposed by the U.S. in the spring. A scramble to cover needs tapered off in the latter half of the week, as buyers hit inventory targets or grew wary amid steep hikes in prices.... [more...]

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  • February 10, 2017 09:47

Pellet prices in Switzerland below last year

The price for pellets in Switzerland increased by 1.73% during February 2017, reaching 381.6 CHF/t (358.51 EUR/t), as compared to the previous month... [more...]

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  • February 09, 2017 07:00

France: packing-case wood sector in crisis

Will 2017 be better than 2016 for the French wooden packaging sector? The answer to this question is not easy as the presidential elections with uncertain results approach and render the whole situation even less stable. In the context of a sluggish economy, most pallet and other wooden packaging producers continue to refer to the ambiguity of the situation characterized by two major factors: a stagnant market and orders from packaging consumers that cover only day-to-day needs... [more...]

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  • February 07, 2017 12:45

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 5, 2017

With trading off to a steady start through midweek, sales of framing lumber hit a higher gear on Thursday and pushed prices sharply higher. Gains well into double digits were common, and mills tested additional increases through Thursday.... [more...]

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  • February 03, 2017 13:18

Finnish roundwood prices on the rise in December

The prices for roundwood in Finland increased in December 2016 over the same period of last year. Spruce logs price increased the most, by 6.03%, reaching ... [more...]

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