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Resolute reports $87M net income in Q1 2021

Resolute Forest Products Inc. today reported net income for the quarter ended March 31 of $87 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $1 million, or $0.01 per share, in the same period in 2020...... [more...]

Decline in the value of China's wood flooring trade

According to China Customs the value of wood flooring exports and imports in 2020 fell 19% and 8% to US$120 million and US$78 million respectively...... [more...]

Sharp rise in Brazilian wood product exports continues in March

In March 2021 Brazilian exports of wood-based products (except pulp and paper) increased 24% in value compared to March 2020, from US$259.2 million to US$321.9 million...... [more...]

Weyerhaeuser completes acquisition of Southwest Alabama timberlands

Weyerhaeuser Company announced the completion of its acquisition of 69,200 acres of high-quality Alabama timberlands from Soterra, a subsidiary of Greif...... [more...]

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Germany: Douglas fir log price index continues to rise laboriously

The German producer price indices for Douglas fir rose minimally in February 2021. On average, the index rose by 0.5% compared to January to a level of 65 points. B quality even increased by only 0.3% to 74.1 points. 3 m lengths gave way by 3.5% to 75.5 points, while 4/5 m lengths with + 1% to 69.7 points... [more...]

Dubai WoodShow to Launch an All-New Edition in March 2022 With Round-the-Year Activities

Dubai WoodShow, the leading platform for wood & woodworking machinery industry in the Middle East and North African region,is gearing up to launch an all-new edition with more unprecedented activities and engagements as it launches its next edition in 2022 from 15 to 17 March at the Dubai World Trade Centre...... [more...]

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Germany: Pine log price index loses momentum

The German producer price indices for pine continued their upward trend somewhat more cautiously in February 2021. On average, the wood species increased by 0.8% compared to January to a level of 73.8 points. B-grades showed a downward trend - by -1.62% to 85 points. 3/4 m lengths... [more...]

Hardwood fiber costs for pulp mills worldwide increased modestly in 2020

Hardwood fiber costs for pulp mills worldwide increased modestly at the end of 2020 but were still substantially lower in many markets compared to late 2019 Increased demand for hardwood fiber in key pulp-producing countries and a weaker US dollar resulted in higher hardwood pulplogs prices in the 4Q/20...... [more...]

North American softwood lumber prices reach stratospheric heights

The construction industry in North America is reeling from solid wood construction framing building material prices that continue to soar. It is a frustrating situation for sawmills as supply remains well below extremely hot, indeed unabated, demand...... [more...]

Forestry

Germany: Spruce roundwood price index takes a little damper

The German producer price indices for spruce fell again somewhat in February 2021 after the initial dynamic at the beginning of the year. On average, the index fell by 0.5% compared to January to a level of 65.2 points. B-qualities even recorded a minus of 2.3% to 69.3 points, including 3 m lengths with -2.2%... [more...]

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France: Oak prices on the rise again

France: Oak prices on the rise again

After a lull in 2020 - mainly due to the effects of coronavirus pandemic - the prices of oak logs in France are now clearly on the rise. At the recent National Forests Office (ONF) auctions, prices climbed an average of 15% year-on-year ...... [ more...]

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Where is the industrial timber market heading in France?

Where is the industrial timber market heading in France?

It's not easy to find your way in the French pulp and panel industries. Between a strong trend characterized by fewer processing factories in France - inducing fewer demands -, the influx of bark beetles, the technical reconstitution of stocks and a dynamic activity in packaging, the analysis of the economic situation requires a lot of caution...... [ more...]

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Russia's proposed log export ban in 2022 will have a far-reaching impact on global forest product markets

Russia exported 15 million m3 of logs in 2020, which accounted for almost 12% of globally traded roundwood. Much of this trade may come to a halt next year when a new law proposed by Russia's president will ban...... [ more...]