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Global Trends Review, June 10-16, 2013: lumber outlook, pellet and chip consumption surging, plastics & chemicals from wood

18 June 2013 ` 04:55  
The 35,000 members of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS) produced 75.7 million m3 of softwood lumber in 2012 – 4.5% less than the year before, Holzkurier reported. A challenging situation on the log procurement front...

Wood chips export from Russia: volumes and prices

13 June 2013 ` 06:57  
In this new visual graphics, export market for wood chips made in Russia is presented: major consuming countries and average statistic export prices in 2012, as well as price fluctuations for Russian wood chips in Finland in 2012-2013....

Global Trends Review, June 03-09, 2013: surging lumber prices in Japan; growing export wood trade in early 2013; further shift of board & paper capacities

11 June 2013 ` 03:48  
To stop long lasting deflation, Japanese government took monetary easing policy, which depreciated yen’s exchange rate sharply in short time, ITTO reported. The yen/dollar rate was 78 last autumn, now it plunged to 102. Also the yen depreciated...

RusForest managed to increase revenue and average lumber prices in Q1 2013

6 June 2013 ` 05:20  
RusForest, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, released its first quarter 2013 interim report. Revenue increased by 43% to SEK 156.9 million (€18.26 million), net profit after the bond restructuring amounted to SEK 188.1 million (€21.89...

WhatWood analytic dep’t: Wood prices and inventories in Russia in April were stable

6 June 2013 ` 05:14  
For most logging companies in Russia, April was an inter-seasonal month, with winter harvesting finished and shipping season and summer harvesting yet to begin. During the inter-season this year, roundwood sales are hindered with regulation #47 of the...

Global Trends Review, May 27 – June 02, 2013: Top 20 softwood lumber producers in Europe; sawlog and pulpwood price trends in Q1

4 June 2013 ` 01:38  
Sawlog prices were up in practically all regions in the 1Q/13, but they were still generally lower than they were a year ago, as reported in WRQ report by Wood Resources International. The biggest increases from the previous...

Global Trends Review, May 20-26, 2013: J-grade demand to decline slightly in Q3; high prices may cut Chinese deliveries of Canadian lumber in mid-term

28 May 2013 ` 02:34  
Weaker lumber prices may hinder any further sawmill start-ups in North America, as reported by International Wood Markets. Until prices in North America stabilize, buyers in China and Japan are likely to act defensively, buying only fill-in quantities....

Global Trends Review, May 13-19, 2013: OSB demand in China predicted to grow; new board capacities to appear in China and India

24 May 2013 ` 11:10  
In the latest contracts concluded with buyers in East Asia, Baltic shippers have agreed increases of €25-30/m3 on the softwood lumber prices that applied in the first quarter, EUWID Wood reported. In North Africa, prices in the hitherto...

“Forestry News”: wood pricing pecularities in Russia and Finland

21 May 2013 ` 03:31  
According to expert forecasts, reduction of customs duties within the framework of the WTO accession could lead to a more than threefold increase in the export of logs from Russia, as said in Russian Forestry News. This will...

Global Trends Review, May 06-12, 2013: OSB prices plateaued; China’s GDP slowed down

14 May 2013 ` 06:38  
The slight decline in North American OSB and softwood plywood prices seen in the first half of April has intensified in the past fortnight, EUWID Wood reported. The slump in OSB prices, in particular, is being attributed mainly...

Global Trends Review, April 29 – May 05, 2013: Canadian quarterly reports: NBSK up, paper down, and OSB surging

7 May 2013 ` 02:43  
Major Canadian and North-West U.S. companies posted first-quarter results last week. Mercer International Inc., operating in Canada and Germany, reported net loss of €0.4 million compared to net income of €1.2 million in 1Q 2012. Total revenues for...

Global Trends Review, April 22-28, 2013: Challenging conditions for Nordic producers; market forces restructurings

30 April 2013 ` 18:28  
The largest Scandinavian companies posted not very cheerful Q1 results. Setra’s net loss was SEK 27 million, which is on par with Q1 2012 levels. Sales decreased slightly. According to company’s CEO Stefan Lundin, strengthening Swedish krona had...