In total, the timber content in China's primary forest products imports in 2014 was equal to about 10 percent of the global production of industrial roundwood. Slower economic growth in China has reduced demand for imports of almost every commodity over the last two years. However, RISI analysts expect China's already..
Jan 16, 2018 . Damage from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the US South added new demand for sawtimber to (slowly) strengthening housing starts numbers and a tight housing market, which drive pine sawtimber harvests. Even with 1 billion board feet (BBF) of new production coming on line, sawtimber growth will still..
Feb 2, 2018 . A similar picture in France has seen a 15.7% increase in new housing, placing additional demand on timber supply. FNB (Federation National Du Bois) Feb. 2018. Pallet timber prices have risen for the 19th consecutive month (Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing PMI, Feb 2018) and the UK Poyry timber index..
Jan 15, 2018 . Inventory levels going 2018 are also very low and panel consumption is up 7%, which is also bullish for product pricing in 2018. Canadian forest fires and hurricanes in the US in 2017 provide a good example of how lean inventories can lead to dramatic price increases. While the immediate demand..
While the whole economy was in a long recession, the timber industry went into a depression, says Lynn Michaelis, president of consulting firm Strategic Economic Analysis and former chief economist for Weyerhaeuser. The numbers back up that view. Housing starts are the main driver of demand for wood in the United..
Dec 18, 2017 . Simply put, indicated Russ Taylor, Managing Director, WOOD MARKETS/FEA Canada, by restricting incremental Canadian lumber exports via import duties, there may not appear to be enough lumber supplies to adequately balance with projected U.S. demand. There will need to major increases in U.S.
Find out what has been happening in the timber market during 2017. Over the past six months, we have witnessed continued demand for standing timber driven principally by high production within the sawmilling sector. With UK Sterling remaining relatively weak against the Swedish Krona and the Euro, opportunities for..
Jan 3, 2018 . Jan. 3, 2018 - After the currency-driven global lumber price slump in 2015, market demand and prices both started to improve in 2016. While overall global demand improved modestly in 2017 at only half the rate of 2016 it has been supply disruptions and changing dynamics that created a wild and..
Stillwater Forestry provides tips about New Hampshire and Vermont Timber Prices - Winter 2017. Call us at 1-800-237-9253 to . Red Oak: Continued demand from China has driven the prices for this species to 5 year highs. All grades of oak - pallet, saw-logs and veneer- are in demand. If you have any on your property..
timber framing lumber, osb panels, hardwood pulp Source: Bloomberg, Risi, Random Lengths. Data as of 19.02.2018. In some cases, a change in timber use has led to these imbalances. In Europe, ever more wood is being used as fuel, reversing a long-term secular decline. Demand has risen to a point where wastage..
Dec 12, 2017 . On a subsector basis, the positive outlook for wood products and timberland is buoyed by improving strong end-market demand for timber, lumber, oriented strand board (OSB) and engineered wood products as US housing starts increase about 6%, or approximately 1.28 million units, in 2018. Bolstered by..
Wood Demand Report. Wood demand represents volumes of roundwood timber (logs) and both direct (in-wood) and residual (chip and lumber mills) chips that have been delivered to wood-using facilities. We generally equate wood demand, as an action of delivery, with wood consumption when delivered timber is being..
Nov 22, 2017 . Although the lumber industry is confident it can handle an increase in demand, there are factors that will need to be addressed. As of yet, there are few standards for producing heavy timber, CLT in particular, and legal definitions are also lacking. The industry is developing so fast that local fire codes have..
Mar 15, 2018 . Understanding how timber prices are formed is crucial for forest stakeholders including landowners, investors, forest product industries, and timberland appraisers. Changes in timber prices can be demonstrated from an interaction of supply and demand curves of timber products. . Posted on Mar 15, 2018
May 10, 2017 . Regardless the handwringing, we remain at relatively low levels of demand. Softwood lumber production in the South JUST returned to 2003 levels in 2016. The South peaked at 19 billion board feet in 2005, which Forisk projects for the South again by 2018/19. Since the recession, the forest industry..
The forecast provides a comprehensive assessment and long-term outlook for North American timber markets. It covers key concepts like supply, demand, imports/exports and prices
The International Mass Timber Conference in its third year for 2018 is one of the largest gatherings of CLT and mass timber experts in the world and ... As the construction industry faces a skilled labor shortage coupled with increased demand, mass timber offers a gateway to solving project delivery challenges and..
Dec 19, 2017 . From this, Wood Markets has overlaid a cross-Canada timber supply availability map with delivered log and sawmill costs to determine which producing regions (and mills) are most impacted by 20.23 per cent (all-others) import duties. While the timing of supply and demand forces is always unpredictable,..
Mar 5, 2018 . As part of this process, it harvests a wide variety of timber for sale as logs to meet the demand for timber for different purposes. No timber is wasted, since any material that is unsuitable for use as sawn lumber or pulp is utilized, for example, by processing it into woodchip fuel for use in biomass power..
Feb 6, 2018 . In 2017, China imported 108.5 million m3 of timber, in which 55.4 million m3 of logs were imported, increasing 13.3% YoY. Meanwhile, China imported 37.4 million m3 of lumber (an increase of 19.31% YoY). According to CTWPDA's estimation, timber demand in 2018 will continue to grow at a steady rate
Feb 22, 2018 . Timber exports from Malaysia are forecast to increase by 5% in 2018, from RM 23.22 billion in 2017, due to the high demand from developed countries