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Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • January 18, 2021 10:49

The French beech market analyzed by Claude Schnepf

Claude Schnepf heads Scierie et Caisserie de Steinbourg, one of the leaders in the beech market in France with 75,000 m3 processed annually, a capacity which will soon increase to 100,000 m3 thanks to a major investment program. The company exports 70% of its turnover outside the EU (€ 21m in 2019), mainly to China, a market that Claude Schnepf has known for 25 years...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 15, 2021 10:16

Swiss pellet prices a little more expensive January 2021

Pellet prices in Switzerland partly continued their upward trend in January 2021. On average, they reach a value of 359.3 CHF ...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 12, 2021 11:37

Global Hardwood Fiber Price Index up 1.6% in 3Q 2020

In the 3Q 2020, WRI’s the Global Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) was up by 1.6% to $81.17/odmt, following a 16-year low in the previous quarter...... [more...]

  • Corona Virus
  • January 06, 2021 07:52

Central/West Africa: Signs of orders recovering but prices easing

As businesses in importing countries adapt to working with the coronavirus risk trade has started to revive and some FOB price movements have been reported...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • January 05, 2021 12:00

The global forest industry in the 3Q/2020

Strong lumber sales and a weakening US dollar moved sawlog prices upward in many markets worldwide in the 3Q/20. The most significant price increases occurred in Western US, Northern and Eastern Europe, and Oceania...... [more...]

Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • December 15, 2020 11:21

North American softwood lumber prices keep climbing as industry looks to 2021

At a time of year when housing construction across North America is usually slowing down to very limited activity, thus softwood lumber prices are usually quite soft, in the past couple of weeks there has been a resurgence of strong demand for solid wood products. ..... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • December 14, 2020 10:34

U.S. lumber prices are on the rise again

After drifting lower from mid-September to mid-November, U.S. lumber prices are on the rise again. Prices peaked at an all-time high of roughly $950 per thousand board feet in September before gradually moving down to around $550 per thousand board feet last month...... [more...]

  • Market Prices
  • December 11, 2020 10:57

Swiss pellet prices continued to rise in December

Pellet prices in Switzerland continued their upward trend in December. On average, they reach a value of 358.6 CHF / t (+ 1%) - after an increase of 0.9% to 355.2 CHF / t in November...... [more...]

Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus
  • December 07, 2020 12:03

Continued strong demand sends North American lumber prices higher

U.S. housing starts were mostly flat in 2019. At this time last year, softwood lumber sales improved markedly and prices started to rise from quite low levels. As the beginning of 2020 came on, the data on U.S. home building was much improved over the previous year, sending demand for construction framing dimension softwood lumber higher...... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • December 07, 2020 10:43

China-Europe container crisis escalates putting pressure on wood prices

The China-Europe container crisis has escalated over the past week, with container prices reaching new highs, while the container availability in China remains at record lows. China's exports recovered progressively from the COVID-19 pandemic, and after a pause caused by lockdown measures in Europe... ... [more...]

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