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Global timber market review #3-2015

26 February 2015 ` 12:42  
– On the background of oil prices being misbalanced, Canadian forestry is flourishing. – In 2014, British Columbia’s softwood lumber exports to China have fallen for the first time in nearly a decade. – The forest business in...

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,...

Global timber market review #1-2015

28 January 2015 ` 15:44  
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In 2014, lumber output in Arkhangelsk region remained at 1.5m m3

31 December 2014 ` 03:43  
The expected volume of wood harvesting in the Arkhangelsk region, according to the preliminary results of 2014, will be 11.5 million m3, which is slightly more than last year, said the head of the regional forestry at the...

Global Trends Review, December 15-28, 2014: Softwood lumber prices declined in Sweden and Germany; Italy plans to double VAT on pellets

31 December 2014 ` 03:22  
The producer price index of softwood lumber in Germany fell 1.6 points in November, marking the strongest decline within one month since December 2011, said Holzkurier quoting German official statistics. The index now stands at 114% (2010 =...

Global Trends Review, December 01-14, 2014: Global pattern of softwood lumber demand in 2014

23 December 2014 ` 16:59  
Demand for softwood lumber has been steadily increasing on a worldwide basis since the great recession. As a result, lumber shipments in 2014 are the highest since 2007 by far, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Lumber prices...

Global Trends Review, November 17-30, 2014: North America waits for housing recovery; EU architects presented construction outlook

8 December 2014 ` 19:50  
A slower than forecast recovery in the North American housing sector continued to dampen earnings among some of the continent’s largest timber producers, TTJ reported. Weyerhaeuser’s wood products division expected earnings to fall towards the end of the...

Softwood lumber exports from Russia grew 8% in Jan-Sep 2014

23 November 2014 ` 19:04  
Deliveries of Russian softwood lumber to the export markets for the first nine months of 2014 increased by 8% to 16.3 million m3, according to analysts of WhatWood agency. The highest growth was shown by Egypt (+23% to...

Global Trends Review, November 03-16, 2014: Finnish sawmills scale down output as predicted; Chinese market outlook remains sluggish

23 November 2014 ` 18:18  
Due to the oversaturated lumber market, several Finnish sawmills reduce their outputs, Holzkurier wrote. Metsä Wood, Versowood, Stora Enso and Vapo Timber prepare prolonged winter vacation, temporary layoffs or short-time schedules. The favourable lumber export markets earlier this...

Global Trends Review, October 20 – November 02, 2014: global lumber outlook by the International Softwood Conference speakers

10 November 2014 ` 21:20  
The sawmill industry feels very different by the two sides of the Atlantic: while North American producers report a good year, European sawmillers are preparing for possible prolonged Holiday season stoppages and maintenance works due to overproduction and...

Global Trends Review, September 22 – October 05, 2014: Romania stands out as large & growing lumber supplier; Chinese prices fall on high lumber stocks

13 October 2014 ` 01:16  
Holzindustrie Schweighofer has completed installation works at its new glulam line at the Radauti plant in Romania, Holzkurier reported. The capacity will be 100,000 m3, in addition to existing 140,000 m3. Contrary to initial announcements, there will be...

Global Trends Review, September 08-21, 2014: Japan feels oversupply of lumber, China to develop wooden housing

5 October 2014 ` 19:54  
With continuing demand slump in Japan, port inventories of imported Russian lumber like red pine 30×40 mm remain high and the arrivals have not declined yet so supply glut feeling is heavy in the market, ITTO reported. The...