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Declining lumber trade, plummeting lumber prices in the US and slowing wood demand in China

16, Jan 2019

Global trade of softwood lumber from January through September 2018 was down 2.5% as compared to the same period last year. China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the MENA region reduced their imports.

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Chinese imports of hardwood chips reached a record high

16, Jan 2019

In the 3Q/18, Chinese importation of hardwood chips reached a record high, and Vietnam substantially increased its shipment as compared to 2017, reports the WRQ. While the average import price has only increased slightly.

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Canada will continue to be a major supplier of lumber to the US

08, Jan 2019

The softwood sawmilling sector in Eastern Canada will play an increasingly important role as a key supplier to the growing US lumber market in the future, according to a new study. The increasing lumber consumption...

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Wood fiber costs for the pulp industry have trended upward in most regions of North America throughout 2017and 2018

08, Jan 2019

Pulpmills in five of the nine major pulp-producing regions of North America have seen their wood fiber costs go up over the past year, reports the NAWFR. In the 3Q/18, average market prices for wood chips and pulplogs...

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Wood costs for the world’s pulp industry have fallen for the first time in a year

05, Dec 2018

The two WRI global wood fiber prices indices fell slightly in the 2Q/18 after having increased for all of 2017 and early 2018. For most of the key pulp-producing regions, prices were down because of the strengthening US dollar.

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Tree ranges shifting

20, Nov 2018

It’s not exactly Macbeth’s dreaded Birnam Wood, but some forests appear to be on the move. As global temperatures increase, there is likely to be a pattern of migration by some tree species...

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Bend, dont break

20, Nov 2018

The load-carrying capacity of laminated veneer lumber hasn’t been its strongest selling point in the past, but research from Deakin University has shown interesting results. There are environmental and potentially...

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Wood fiber costs for the world’s pulp industry fell for the first time in over a year in the 2Q/18

15, Nov 2018

The two WRI global wood fiber prices indices fell slightly in the 2Q/18 after having increased for all of 2017 and early 2018. For most of the key pulp-producing regions, prices were down because of the strengthening...

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Investments in the forest industry in Eastern Russia, driven by forest products demand in China, have resulted in higher timber harvests

15, Nov 2018

Increased exports of softwood lumber from Russia to China the past decade have resulted in higher timber harvests in Eastern Russia, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. In 2017, Russia's total harvest reached...

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New showcase building launched in Melbourne

08, Nov 2018

A showcase midrise timber building launched this week will benefit Australia’s construction and forestry industries by demonstrating the extraordinary capacity of timber as a sustainable, renewable and versatile...

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