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With tightening wood fiber supply in the Pacific Rim, prices of hardwood chips from Latin America in 2019 are up 15-percent

22, Aug 2019

Tight supply of hardwood fiber in the Pacific Rim have pushed prices for Latin American hardwood chips upward during the first half of 2019, reports the WRQ. However, a decline in chip consumption in China is expected...

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Nelson Forests exploring wood processing options

13, Aug 2019

Nelson Forests Ltd is exploring new ways to meet wood export market demand that will create jobs, increase domestic processing of logs in the Marlborough region, and add value to the Top of the South economy.

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Fiber costs for softwood pulp manufacturers in 16 countries have gone up the past two years

06, Aug 2019

The Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) has risen the past two years. In the 1Q/19, the Index reached its highest level since 2014, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Higher wood fiber costs in the US South, Russia...

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Timber buildings reaching for the skies

25, Jul 2019

Timber as a building material continues to break boundaries and reach new heights, literally. Gone are the days where high rise buildings are built using conventional building materials. Timber skyscrapers have arrived...

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Screws designed for timber

25, Jul 2019

Launched in 1967, Spax has set the standards in the field of joining technology as a chipboard screw with cross recess. For decades, Spax has stood for innovation and quality in the manufacturing of screws.

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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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