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Wood Industry Prices

New Zealand’s export prices for logs negatively impacted by higher ocean freight costs

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average -NZ$5 per JASm3 [...]

Chinese importers in search for lower-quality, cheaper logs

Total softwood log stocks increased across China during the Lunar New Year holiday period to just over 4.1 million [...]

Global softwood lumber trade fell 7% in 2018

In 2018, global trade of lumber fell for the first time in five years, with total trade down seven percent [...]

Wood pellet prices in the Batic states in free fall

On February 27th and 28th, 2019, the European Pellets Conference which took place in Wels, Austria gathered around 660 participants [...]

Global sawlog prices reach highest level in 4 years

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

Higher prices for Russian wood pellets exported to the European Union

The average price of Russian wood pellets sent to the European Union countries in 2018 has increased by almost 20 [...]

China: Timber prices falling sharply due to high stocks and weak demand

Timber stock levels in Zhangjiagang markets remained high throughout 2018. In November, stocks of okan, a main species imported, reached [...]

Estonia: Sawlog prices continue to rise at the beginning of the year

Roundwood prices in Estonia rose further in January 2019 from an already high level reported throughout 2018. Pine and spruce [...]

Weather conditions weaken the US lumber market

Weather conditions continued to thwart the US softwood lumber trading. Buyers and sellers in US acknowledged that they were tiring [...]