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North Africa witnesses a lumber market fall by 23% in September

 December 15, 2017

North Africa imported approximately 492,000 m³ of softwood lumber from leading exporters in Europe and North America in September (-23% compared to 2016). The import from Sweden was 168,000 m³ (-24%), from Finland 126,000 m³ (-23%) and from Russia 114,000 …

Japan and South Korea become largest wood pellet importer

 July 14, 2017

Wood pellet imports to Asia reached an all-time-high in the 4Q/16 when Japan and South Korea together imported 630,000 tons of pellets. Although import volumes were down slightly in the 1Q/17, they were still over 40% higher than in the …

European Sawlog Price Index reaches lowest level in six years

 January 10, 2017

As reported by the Wood Resource Quarterly, the European Sawlog Price Index reached its lowest level in six years in the 3Q/16 because of lower lumber demand and reduced prices in both domestic and export markets. Declining demand and prices …

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