Analyst Comment – Wood Markets News

April 13, 2018

Global Sawlog Price Index increases 9.8% in 2017

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In the 4Q/17, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose one percent from the previous quarter to reach just over $76/m3. This was the fourth consecutive quarter- over-quarter rise, with the GSPI being up 9.8 percent in one year. Sawlog prices have gone up universally in US dollar terms in 2017, with...
April 7, 2018

Top 20 Canadian and U.S. lumber producers featured mixed production trends despite a runaway lumber market in the U.S.

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FEA Canada/Wood Markets’ 2017 annual survey of “Top 20” Canadian and U.S. lumber producers featured mixed production trends despite a runaway lumber market in the U.S. With few mill acquisitions, almost all of the production gains arose from improvements at existing mills. Of the top 40 companies, 8...
April 7, 2018

Hardwood fiber costs for the Swedish pulp industry moved up in late 2017 after a six-year period of declining

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Photo: SCA Östrand pulp mill has the capacity to produce 425,000 tonnes of kraft pulp and 95,000 tonnes of CTMP annually Hardwood pulp manufacturers in Europe have some of the highest wood fiber costs in the world despite prices for hardwood pulplogs having trended downward in most key markets on th...
March 27, 2018

Russian sawmills gain market share in Egypt

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Russian sawmills exported approximately 84 thousands m3 of softwood lumber to Egypt in January, analysis company Woodstat reported. This represents an increase of 42% compared to January 2017. Deliveries from Sweden decreased by 7% during the month and Finland increased the export by 3%. The Russian...
March 23, 2018

US softwood lumber demand projected to grow 2.3% annually through 2030

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US softwood lumber demand will grow at an annual rate of 2.3% through 2030, higher than the real GDP, a newly released study by ForestEdge and Wood Resources International forecasts. A detailed analysis of the future consumption of softwood lumber in each of the five end- use categories (residential...
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