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WhatWood Global Trends Review Global timber market review #2-2015

Global timber market review #2-2015

10 February 2015 ` 13:57  

Improved lumber orders from Chinese buyers allowed Canada’s Western Forest Products to reopen its sawmill in January.

China, Indonesia, Brazil, Portugal and Australia face allegations over cheap uncoated paper imports to the US, EUWID Paper reported.

In 2014, China’s economy has slumped to its lowest rate of growth in 24 years.

Pellet prices in Austria in January 2015 were cheaper by -6.7% on-year.

Housing starts in the US were 6.7 percent up in 2014.

Since February 1, one of the softwood pulp manufacturers decreased prices for European clients.

New Zealand export log prices rose to a nine-month high in January as falling Chinese inventories stoked demand in the nation’s largest market.

Södra is reducing the price of spruce and pine sawlogs.

Germany produced 1.8 million t of pellets in 2014, which is significantly lower than a year ago.

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