Wood price index

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Feb 2017

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Finnish roundwood prices on the rise in December

The prices for roundwood in Finland increased in December 2016 over the same period of last year. Spruce logs price increased the most, by 6.03%, reaching [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 5, 2017

With trading off to a steady start through midweek, sales of framing lumber hit a higher gear on Thursday and pushed prices sharply higher. Gains well into double digits were common, and mills tested additional increases through Thursday. [More... ]

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Central/West Africa: Asian demand is lively, Western markets quiet

Central/West African producers report that all European markets are quiet and any purchases are only for replacement of stocks and tend to be for only the faster moving timbers. The weak demand in Europe has resulted in some price weakness for species which are most susceptible to even small shifts in demand. [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 7, 2017

Sales of framing lumber slowed considerably from the previous week’s chaotic pace, as buyers stepped back to digest recent purchases and discern the market’s staying power. Many traders were wary that the most recent hikes in prices had too much air in them, and waited to see whether mills could sustain them [More... ]

Jan 2017

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 1, 2017

Structural panel markets were mixed. OSB sales were hit and miss coming out of the holidays, with winter weather playing a role in mills’ volumes for the week. Trading in the South was slow and conservative. Southern Pine plywood trading was fairly active to start the week, but dwindled as mills firmed prices and colder weather affected demand in some markets. The pace in western Fir plywood picked up as traders returned to their offices, but it was far from robust. Order files at mills varied. [More... ]

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Price of wood pellets in Germany up in January

The price of wood pellets in Germany increased in January 2017 due to the wintry weather. At the beginning of the year [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 4, 2017

Demand for framing lumber gained steam as the week progressed, and in some species trading picked up sharply Wednesday and Thursday. A futures-incited surge in Western S-P-F developed Wednesday, as traders reacted to speculative talk circulating about the trade case [More... ]

Nov 2016

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Central/West Africa: Prices flat all round

Overall, producers report no significant change in the market situation as demand remains moderate. Prices of sapelli and sipo, as of mid-October, were weak but despite this there is still no interest from buyers in Europe or China [More... ]

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  • Austria

Slight price increase for wood pellets in Austria

The price for wood pellets in Austria reached an average of EUR 223.7 per kg in October 2016. This represents a 0.3% increase over September 2016 and a -2.4% drop as compared to October 2015 [More... ]

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  • New Zealand

New Zealand export log prices going up

The export log prices in New Zealand kept firm during October due to low shipping rates and a growing demand from China, the country’s largest export market [More... ]

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  • Switzerland

Pellet prices in Switzerland rising slightly in November

The retail prices for ENplus A1 wood pellets in Switzerland rose slightly in November. The average price is currently 367.10 CHF/t (EUR 341.32/t) [More... ]

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Germany: Price of pellets rises in November

In November, the price of EN plus wood pellets in Germany amounted to an average of EUR 230.20/tonne. This represents a 1.7% increase as compared to October 2016 and a -2.3% decline over November 2015 [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 44, 2016

Sales of framing lumber jumped Thursday after the Commerce Department released its U.S. housing starts report for October. The sharp gain was one of several catalysts sparking trader confidence and allaying fears of downside risk. News coverage on the U.S.-Canada trade dispute and expectations that the U.S. would soon file a trade case against Canada generated some buzz. [More... ]

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France: maritime pine prices stabilising in the south-west

In the end of 2016, the French Aquitaine forest auctions are coherent and their results are similar. One of the latest auctions, held by the forest experts on November 17, 2016, confirms the results obtained a month earlier at another important auction held by ONF in the same region [More... ]

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Pellet prices in Austria almost unchanged in November

The retail prices for wood pellets quality ENplus A1 in Austria has increased only slightly in November. The average price rose as compared with October by only 0.4%, from [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 45, 2016

Sales of framing lumber were more active than many traders had anticipated heading into the holiday-shortened week. Prices in various species were on the upswing through Tuesday, even as many traders in the U.S. filtered out of their offices. Last week’s faster pace and finish helped producers carry momentum into Monday, with mills holding or bolstering order files that extended into the weeks of December 5 and 12. Distributors focused on keeping active job sites supplied. [More... ]

Oct 2016

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 38, 2016

Trading in framing lumber was cautious overall, but producers sold enough or fell back on order files to keep prices at least close to previously established lists. The overriding issue holding back most traders was the October 12 expiration of the standstill, which has given Canadian producers a year of unfettered access to the U.S. market [More... ]

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Pellet prices in Austria in September almost unchanged

The retail prices for ENplus A1 quality wood pellets in Austria have remained almost constant in September. The average price increased by only 0.2% [More... ]

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Pellet prices in Switzerland in October slightly up

The retail prices for wood pellets in Switzerland have slightly increased in Ocotber. The average price now stands at 365.20 CHF / t (334.58 EUR). This is only 0.60 CHF or 0.16% more than in September. Compared to the same month of 2015 [More... ]

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Global pulpwood prices were up in the 2Q/16

Wood fiber costs currently account for almost 60% of the cash costs when manufacturing wood pulp. Prices for both wood chips and pulplogs have trended downward for a long time, but this came to an abrupt halt in the 2Q/16 when the softwood price index rose 2.3% and the hardwood price index increased 3.7% from the 1Q/16 [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 40, 2016

Framing lumber sales thus far in October failed to meet expectations, leaving price trends and traders’ outlooks on the market muddled. The standstill period under the expired Softwood Lumber Agreement came to an end at midweek. With no immediate filing of a petition by U.S. interests to open a new trade case against Canada, there was little drama, but continued uncertainty looking forward. [More... ]

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  • Germany

Slight price increase for wood pellets in Germany

In October, the price of wood pellets in Germany reached an average of EUR 226.37/tonne. This represents a 0.9% increase as compared to September 2016 and a -3.2% decline over September 2015 [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 42, 2016

Trading in framing lumber turned bearish amid thinning mill order files and fading consumption in the field. Low expectations were widely held with many traders attending the annual NAWLA Traders Market in Las Vegas. Nonetheless, the quiet tone of the market left traders looking beyond the conference for answers to what has been a disappointing [More... ]

Sep 2016

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 36, 2016

Some framing lumber markets were more active in mid-September, while others quieted in a mixed week of trading. Southern Pine prices pulled out of a four-week tailspin, at least in the narrow widths. In contrast, prices weakened in Western and Eastern S-P-F, while trends were mostly flat in western species [More... ]

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U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 37, 2016

A more bullish tone to the framing lumber market was apparent in some species, but less so in others. Trading was most active in Southern Pine and Canadian S-P-F, especially Wednesday and Thursday as the futures board rallied to a premium to cash. In all markets, traders weighed myriad factors that could tip the balance one way or another [More... ]