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Survey shows growth in timber as a construction material

23, Jul 2019

There has been a definite increase in the specification of timber as a construction material in the UK, according to a recent survey conducted by Södra Wood. 63% of respondents say they believe timber is growing...

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The Global Sawlog Price Index fell 1.8% in the 1Q to its lowest level in two years.

23, Jul 2019

Worldwide trade of softwood logs has gone up 52% in the past decade reaching an all-time-high in 2018. The increase in trade has to a large degree been driven by higher demand for forest products in China.

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Woodchip price in Australia through the roof thanks to Asian demand

12, Jul 2019

Forestry companies around Australia are enjoying record high woodchip prices, with demand from Asia — especially China — pushing the price for premium chips beyond $260 per bone-dry tonne. Australia's largest...

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China’s imports of US forest products fell by 430 million dollars in the first four months of 2019

10, Jul 2019

The flow of lumber, logs and pulp from the US to China has fallen sharply since the US government initiated tariffs on Chinese imports to the US in May of 2018. In the first four months of 2019, China's imports of US forest...

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Global trade of softwood lumber increased in the 1Q/19

05, Jul 2019

Global trade of softwood lumber reached 120 million m3 in 2018, the second highest level on record. The uptick in demand for lumber continued in early 2019, with most of the major lumber-exporting countries increasing...

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The Global Forest Industry in the 1Q/2019

03, Jul 2019

Excerpts from the 1Q 2019 issue of the Wood Resource Quarterly. To subscribe to the full 56-page market report, please visit www.WoodPrices.com.

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World-first twisting timber tower

03, Jul 2019

Moisture is usually bad news for timber, at least if you plan to use it for building purposes. This is largely because it can cause the material to crack and warp as it dries out, features hardly conducive to the idea...

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NZ engineers test timber as an earthquake solution

03, Jul 2019

Across the globe, wood is making a construction comeback. With the world’s tallest timber-framed building opening in Norway recently, it’s seen as a sustainable way to build. Back in New Zealand, engineers in Christchurch...

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Pulpwood prices in North America were 5-10% higher in the 1Q/19 than the 1Q/18

19, Jun 2019

The winter weather impacted availability and costs for pulplogs and wood chips in both Canada and the US in late 2018 and early 2019, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. Slowing lumber production throughout...

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Over 22 million tons of wood pellets were shipped globally in 2018

12, Jun 2019

Europe continues to be the major destination for globally traded wood pellets. However, Asia has increased its importation of pellets over the past three years, with Japan and South Korea importing a record volume...

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