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Oct 27, 2020, 21:31 ET Softwood log exports from Russia have been in steady decline for the past 15 years and may be banned in 2022

In a recent statement, the Russian President Mr. Putin ordered the government to strictly control the exportation of roundwood and low-value forest...


Oct 22, 2020, 10:11 ET European lumber exporters have expanded their sales overseas from 30% to 45% over the past ten years, with Asia receiving a fifth of total exports in 2020

Sawmills in several European countries have long been exporting large volumes of softwood lumber outside their domestic markets. Historically, most...


Oct 19, 2020, 13:42 ET WRI's Hardwood Fiber Price Index fell to a 16-year low in the 2Q/20, driven by lower pulplog prices in Brazil, Russia and Eastern Canada

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing WRI's two fiber price indices for the fifth...


Sep 30, 2020, 13:55 ET Lumber companies in the US reached record profits thanks to high lumber prices and declining sawlog costs

Record high lumber prices in the US, stable income for residual chips, and slightly lower costs for sawlogs moved 2Q/20 gross margins for US sawmills ...


Sep 04, 2020, 04:02 ET Germany continued to export logs at record pace in early 2020, with almost 50% of the volume destined for China: Wood Resources International

The log market in Germany has been extremely volatile in the first half of 2020, with high demand from the export market and a tight supply of fresh...


Jul 06, 2020, 12:10 ET Wood Fiber Costs Declined for Both Softwood and Hardwood Pulp Producers in 2019 and Early 2020

Wood fiber costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in the 1Q/20. The biggest declines (in US dollar terms) were seen in the...


Jul 01, 2020, 15:35 ET The Coronavirus Has Not Stopped the Global Trade of Forest Products

The Coronavirus Epidemic has negatively impacted the supply chains for numerous industry sectors worldwide the past few months. Many commodity...


Jun 09, 2020, 22:37 ET Lumber Producers in Many Key Regions Around the World Experienced Slight Improvements in Profitability in Early 2020, Mainly Driven by Higher Lumber Prices, Report the WRQ

The US South and British Columbia have historically been the lowest-cost lumber-producing regions of North America. However, in 2018, sawlog prices...


Apr 09, 2020, 12:56 ET Imported Forest Products to China Dropped by 750 Million Dollars in January and February, with the Biggest Decreases Seen in Lumber and Pulp

The coronavirus epidemic in China has sharply reduced importation of forest products in early 2020. During January and February, the import value of...


Feb 20, 2020, 16:05 ET Wood Resources International Expands Its Popular Market Insight Subscription Service

Over the past few years, Wood Resources International (WRI) has distributed market insights on a regular basis to over 8000 forest industry...


Feb 09, 2020, 11:24 ET Wood Raw-material Costs for the World's Pulp Manufacturers Have Fallen the Past Year With the Biggest Decreases for Wood Chips and Pulplogs Occurring in Europe

Wood raw-material costs were down for pulp manufacturers in most regions around the world in the 3Q/19 as compared to both the previous quarter and...


Jan 06, 2020, 11:12 ET Europe has Rapidly Become a Major Supplier of Softwood Logs to China, While Russia and North America have Lost Market Shares in 2019

New Zealand continues to expand its market share in China, supplying 39% of the total import volume in the 3Q/19, up from 32% five years earlier....


Jan 02, 2020, 07:13 ET Global Trade of Softwood Lumber Slowed in Late 2019 but was Still on Pace to be Higher Than in 2018 - Russia, Belarus, Germany and Finland Have Boosted Their Lumber Sales the Most This Year

This is a brief excerpt from the newly released market report Wood Resource Quarterly. To read the full 56-page quarterly report, please visit...


Jan 01, 2020, 21:58 ET Profit Margins Declined Faster for Sawmills in Finland Than in Neighbouring Sweden During 2018 and 2019, and in the 3Q/19 Reached Their Lowest Levels in 15 Years

Domestic sawlog prices in Finland and Sweden have been declining for over a year because of lower demand from the region's sawmills. However, the...


Dec 30, 2019, 11:10 ET Forisk Acquires the North American Wood Fiber Review, the Leading Price Reporting Service for Pulpwood and Biomass in North America, from Wood Resources International

Forisk Consulting, a leader in North American forest industry and timber market research, has acquired the North American Wood Fiber Review from Wood ...


Dec 16, 2019, 13:10 ET The 7th Mapping the Course Conference - The Latest Insights and Outlook for Timberlands, Forest Products Markets and Wood Fiber Supply Issues in 2020

We are proud to announce the 7th Annual Conference organized by Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association on ...


Nov 08, 2019, 18:47 ET Eucalyptus Pulplog Prices in Brazil Have Fallen Over the Past Year and in the 2Q/19 Reached Their Lowest Levels in Three Years

Lower operating rates at the major pulp mills in Brazil and healthy inventory levels of wood fiber took pressure off prices of Eucalyptus pulplogs in ...


Oct 15, 2019, 06:53 ET Sawmill Profit Margins Have Fallen Substantially in North America Over the Past 12 Months With BC Sawmills Margins in the 2Q/19 Being Close to Their Lowest Levels in 15 Years

Lower lumber prices and only small adjustments in sawlog costs in the 2Q/19, sawmills in North America saw their profit margins decline again after a ...


Oct 11, 2019, 16:08 ET Wood Fiber Costs for US Pellet Manufacturers Fell in the 2Q/19, While Canadian Pellet Producers Experienced Higher Costs Due to Reduced Supply of Sawmill Residues

In late 2018, higher demand and tighter supply of low-cost sawmill residues pushed wood fiber costs higher for pellet producers in both Canada and...


Oct 06, 2019, 08:42 ET WRI's Global and European Sawlog Price Indices Have Both Fallen Over the Past Two Years as Sawlog Prices Have Moved Downward in Most Countries Worldwide

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year low. Log prices were down on all...


Oct 02, 2019, 13:18 ET Softwood Lumber Trade was up 5% in the First Half of 2019 on a Worldwide Basis, with China Reaching Record-high Imports in the 2Q

Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the global economy. Global...


Sep 05, 2019, 00:37 ET Wood Resources International LLC: Wood Costs Declined for Many North American Pulpmills During the 1H/19, With the Exception of the US South, Where Wood Fiber Prices Increased to Their Highest Levels in Over Three Years

Wood fiber costs fell in most regions of North America during the first six months of 2019, with the biggest declines in Western Canada and the US...


Aug 10, 2019, 08:04 ET With Tightening Supply of Hardwood Fiber in the Pacific Rim, Prices for Hardwood Chips Exported From Latin America Were up 15% in the 1Q/19 From Their Eight Year- low in Late 2017

Export prices for hardwood chips jumped for all three exporting countries in Latin America in the 1Q/19. The biggest increases were for chips shipped ...


Aug 07, 2019, 03:21 ET Wood Resources International LLC: With More Competitive Sawlog Costs in Germany, the Lumber Industry has Expanded its Export Sales in 2019, Reports the WRQ

Historically, Germany was a net exporter of softwood logs, but since 2009 the country has almost doubled import volumes, while exports have only...


Aug 04, 2019, 15:22 ET Wood Fiber Costs for Softwood Pulp Manufacturers in 16 Countries Have Gone up the Past Two Years, and as a Result, in the 1Q/19, the SFPI Price Index Reached Its Highest Level in Five Years

The cost of wood fiber for the world's pulp industry has trended upward for over two years because of higher demand and a tightening regional supply...