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June 28th, 2011

New Zealand Log Prices - June 2011

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June 12, 2011

Invisible exports – timber logs to Jamaica unrecorded by the Guyana Forestry Commission

Dear Editor,
Jamaican Customs opened a shipping container in mid-March and discovered 122kg of cocaine in bags with a consignment of 130 logs. The Guyana Forestry Commission admitted knowledge of this shipment,
apparently associated with a State Forest Permission assigned to Aroaima Forest Producers Association but actually operated by a Chinese national.

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Energieholzpreise Österreich

Marktanalyse II: Energieholzpreise

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June 1, 2011

Softwood lumber demand jumps 18% last year

Global demand for softwood lumber increased by about 18 percent in 2010. This came after a year when wood consumption worldwide was the lowest it had been in almost 50 years. This upward trend in consumption has continued thus far in 2011, with total volume consumed being more than 20 percent higher than the same period in early 2010, according to the market publication Wood Resource Quarterly.

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May 23, 2011

Timber prices are falling in Sweden

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May 22, 2011

Sawlog prices in Western US were up about 20 percent in 2010

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May 9th, 2011

Russian log and lumber exports increased substantially in 1Q/11 thanks to higher wood demand in China, Finland and Japan

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April 27th, 2011

China’s Imports Soar in 2010 - led by Logs (+22%) and Lumber (+49%)

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April 7, 2011

Sluggish Timber Sales Continue in March

Finland, April 7, 2011 - The forest industry purchased one million cubic metres of timber from private forests in March, almost a third more than in February. Birch pulpwood must be imported, because the supply in Finland is insufficient.
Demand for timber is good and there’s particular interest in stands, which can be harvested in summer.

The aggregate January-March purchase volume, 2.8 million cubic metres, was down more than a fifth from the corresponding period of 2010.

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April 1st, 2011

Japan likely to boost log imports

Hakan Ekstrom, a principal of United States-based Wood Resources International in an article this week said reconstruction of up to 150,000 buildings in northern Japan in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 11 will boost NZ log exports.


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