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  • August 15, 2018 08:55

Romanian wood industry under pressure, with rising timber auction prices and booming imports

The wood industry in Romania is tense, as the sawmill industry diminishes its activity and the imports of logs and lumber have reached new highs during the first half of 2018. In Romanian forests, the volumes of windthrown wood is huge, while the harvesting sector has huge stocks that aren't being exploited. What is the outlook for Romanian wood industry in the autumn of 2018?... [more...]

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  • August 14, 2018 12:01

Estonia: Pulpwood prices continue rising trend

In June 2018, the prices for roundwood in Estonia are significantly higher as compared to the same month of 2018. The prices for pulpwood ranges are at record levels... [more...]

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  • August 13, 2018 12:01

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 32, 2018

The plunge in framing lumber prices was unabated, but another round of steep discounting drew in more inquiries and orders compared with recent weeks. Traders sensed that customers were more comfortable with lower prices, while the need for some buyers to replenish was evident after weeks on the sidelines... [more...]

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  • August 08, 2018 09:15

Falling spruce prices and minimal logging in Tyrol

The Department of Forest Organization of the Province of Tyrol reports very low harvesting volumes in July due to the tense situation on the timber market... [more...]

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  • August 06, 2018 12:14

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 31, 2018

Framing lumber prices spiraled downward, as mills searched for trading levels to little avail. Deep double-digit cuts left traders all the more uncertain about where a bottom might be found. Futures helped set the tone for the rout, as two down-limit days threw cold water on a modest rally on the board Tuesday. The Random Lengths Framing Lumber Composite Price fell for an eighth straight week... [more...]

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  • August 03, 2018 12:41

Pellet prices in Switzerland almost stable

In spite of the summer heat these days prices for wood pellets in Switzerland went up, even if only very slightly. The average price for loose pellets of quality ENplus A1 is at 358.10 CHF/t. That’s 0.6% more than in July and almost exactly ...... [more...]

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  • July 23, 2018 08:56

U.S.: Softwood and panel markets - Week 29, 2018

A decidedly bearish tone pervaded framing lumber markets, as downside price pressure intensified. Deep double-digit cuts not seen in more than a year developed, while failing to draw in much buying... [more...]

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  • July 19, 2018 07:48

German hardwood prices expected to rise

This year, the representatives of the German hardwood sawmills and forestry companies met before the summer break in Kassel, Germany. Many German sawmills complained of a poor supply situation - coming from last season... [more...]

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  • July 18, 2018 13:34

Pellet prices in Germany falling slightly in July

The price of wood pellets in Germany fell again slightly in July, as shown by the survey of the German Energy Wood and Pellet Association (DEPV)... [more...]

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  • July 17, 2018 10:04

France: too much softwood in the east?

At the beginning of the summer of 2018, the French softwood market is characterized by two very different situations. On the one hand, the sawnwood market confirms its favourable position, which was observed in the last quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the roundwood market gets stagnant, resulting in lower demand and lower log prices in the French east... [more...]

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