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Editor’s pickGlobal forest industry rides out tumultuous year

23-12-2020
market, trend, covid-19, global, wood, pulp, biomass

Wood Resources International has published a report on the global forest industry, outlining the key fluctuations and trends within the timber, pulpwood, pulp, lumber and wood biomass sectors. Here are their findings: Global Timber Markets Strong lumber sales and a weakening US dollar moved sawlog prices upward in many markets worldwide in …

West Fraser to further reduce lumber production

07-04-2020
West Fraser, reduce, lumber production, lumber, LVL, MDF, plywood, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, other residuals, United States, Canada

In response to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, West Fraser is providing an update on production adjustments implemented to address changing operating, supply chain and market conditions. Effective April 6, West Fraser will further reduce its SPF production by 30 to 40 million board feet of production per week which represents between 45% and …

Swedish Forest Agency: Increase in harvesting expected in 2019

09-10-2019
Swedish wood, Swedish Forest Agency, gross felling, sawn wood, pulp, round wood, wood chips, harvest

Harvesting in Sweden is expected to increase this year, showing a forecast from the Swedish Forest Agency. If the forecast stands, it is the highest figure since 2007. Gross felling in 2019 is estimated to be 94 million forest cubic metres, slightly more than 2018 when preliminary gross felling was less than 93.5 million cubic metres. There are …

Wood Fibre Costs for Pulp Manufacturers Up Over Past Two Years

16-07-2019
Wood Fibre, Pulp

The cost of wood fibre for the world’s pulp industry has trended upward for over two years because of higher demand and a tightening regional supply of wood fibre. From the 1Q/17 to the 1Q/19, prices for pulplogs and wood chips (in the local currencies) have gone up in all 17 countries tracked by the WRQ. The only exception has been in …