International News (515)
WRI Market Insights 2021 - The Global Forest Industry This Quarter31, Mar 2021
The Global Sawlog Price Index rose 8% in the 4Q/20 as demand for logs increased throughout North America and Europe.
The most significant sawlog price increases occurred in Western US, Western Canada, Central Europe
Robust Demand for Wood Pulp and Construction Materials Buoys the Global Roundwood Market31, Mar 2021
The global industrial roundwood market is estimated at a huge figure of approximately $312B, which equals 2B cubic meters. In 2020, despite a slowdown in the market growth due to the pandemic...Read More
Rising Paper Packaging Demand to Mitigate Adverse Pandemic Impact on the Global Pulp Market31, Mar 2021
Because of the pandemic-related shifts in downstream industries, pulp manufacturers are forced to adjust their market strategies towards the rapid increase in packaging paper use.Read More
Chinese imports of softwood and hardwood wood products will be significantly altered in 2022 if Russia’s log export ban is implemented31, Mar 2021
China is the world’s largest importer of softwood and hardwood logs, and for many decades, Russia has been a significant log supplier for them. This relationship may change in 2022 if Russia implements their proposed banRead More
Sennebogen log handler helps BC transload facility run smoothly30, Mar 2021
Nothing much has changed over the past three years at Cameron River Logistics (CRL), and that, in itself, is a good thing.
The huge transload facility in B.C.’s Peace River district still receives up to 50 truckloads a day.
New Focus Report Released: Russian log export ban in 202225, Feb 2021
Russia has been a leading log exporter for decades and this may come to an end in 2022. A proposed export ban will have immediate impact on global trade flows of logs and lumber. China will be forced to explore new supply...Read More
Russia’s proposed log export ban in 2022 will have a far-reaching impact on global forest product markets23, Feb 2021
Russia exported 15 million m3 of logs in 2020, which accounted for almost 12% of globally traded roundwood. Much of this trade may come to a halt next year when a new law proposed by Russia's president will ban the exportation...Read More
WRI Market Insights, January 2020: Global Wood Fiber Markets09, Feb 2021
In the 3Q/20, 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. The first q-o-q increase in almost two years was mainly driven by a weakening...Read More