Analyst Comment – Wood Markets News

March 14, 2017

In 1Q17 almost 50% of fiber consumed by wood pellet plants in US South was industry and forest residues

Almost 50% of the fiber feedstock for wood pellet plants in the US South was industry and forest residues in the 1Q17, up from 33% five years ago, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.Wood pellet manufacturers in both the US and Canada are increasingly diversifying their feedstock to re...
January 25, 2017

Sweden's timber imports forecast to grow 40% in 2016

As the rapid growth in timber exports to China is showing no signs of slowing down, the Swedish Forest Industries Federation has predicted a 40% increase in 2016.“Imports of timber products into China has really taken off in recent years, far exceeding our expectations,” said Magnus Niklasson, Marke...
December 12, 2016

WRI estimates global demand for lumber to increase 13.6% in 2016

Wood Resources International (WRI) estimates that the increase of global demand for lumber will be as much as 13.6% in 2016, company said in Wood Resource Quarterly report. The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported in September that overall world ...
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