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Hakan Ekstrom

Hakan Ekstrom

Mr. Ekstrom is the President of Wood Resources International LLC . The company is an internationally recognized forest industry consulting firm established in 1987, which publishes two quarterly timber price reports and have readers in over 25 countries. The Wood Resource Quarterly, established in 1988, is a 50-page market report and includes delivered sawlog prices, pulpwood and wood chip prices. The report also covers the latest developments in international timber, pulp, lumber and biomass markets in all major regions of the world, including Asia, North America, South America, Oceania and Europe. 

Timber harvests in the US have increased by ten percent from 2011 to 2015 because of higher production of wood pellets, softwood lumber and hardwood lumber, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

Oct 18, 2016 12:00 AM , News

Excerpts from the Wood Resource Quarterly, quarterly prices for sawlogs, pulpwood, wood chips, pellets and lumber from around the world. more

Sep 3, 2016 1:15 PM Features

Log Driving in Vancouver

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Timber harvests in Canada have increased 14% in five years driven by higher lumber production and a rise in log exports, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly more

Nov 3, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Sawlog prices have fallen by 15-20% in a majority of the countries manufacturing softwood lumber the past 12 months, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly more

Oct 5, 2015 12:00 AM Features

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased by 1.5 percent to US$83.52/m3 in the 4Q/12 after having declined for five consecutive quarters. more

Jul 21, 2015 12:53 PM

Softwood lumber prices have fallen sharply in key markets around the world in early 2015 with the biggest declines seen in North America and Europe, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly more

Jul 6, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Sawlog prices declined in many countries during 2014 and the GSPI price index in the 4Q/14 was at the lowest level in two years, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly more

Apr 7, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Sawlog prices fell throughout much of North America during the 3Q/14 because of reduced lumber production and slowing log exports to Asia, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review more

Feb 16, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Wood pellet exports from North America reached a new record high in the 3Q/14 thanks to higher shipments to Asia, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review more

Feb 2, 2015 12:00 AM Features

The wood fiber costs for the world’s hardwood pulp-producing mills have declined in 2014, while softwood pulp manufacturers have seen stable wood costs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly more

Dec 29, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Timber harvests in the US and Canada have gone up for four consecutive years with log exports and softwood lumber production driving the higher demand for logs, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly more

Oct 16, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Manufacturers of hardwood pulp have seen their wood fiber costs decline the past three years from a record high in 2011, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

Sep 11, 2014 12:00 AM Features

North America continues to supply China, Japan, and other Asian countries with logs for their forest products sectors. Log exports from the US and Canada in the 1Q/14 were up 14% from last year, reports the North American Wood Fiber Review. more

Aug 6, 2014 12:00 AM Features

New Zealand has become the world’s largest exporter of softwood logs more

Jul 8, 2014 12:00 AM Features

US sawlog prices started falling in the 2Q/14 after a three-year upward trend, this due to lower US lumber prices and weaker log export markets in Asia, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

Jun 16, 2014 12:00 AM Features

China imported logs and lumber for a record $nine billion in 2013, with North America, Russia and New Zealand being the major suppliers more

Feb 28, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Global sawlog prices trending upward with the GSPI Price Index reaching the highest level since 2011: the biggest price increases occurred in Western US and Canada, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

Oct 23, 2013 12:00 AM Features

Steady increase in global trade of wood chips the past ten years; Japan and China imported 83 percent of traded hardwood chips in 2012, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

Jun 18, 2013 12:00 AM Features

Exportation of wood pellets from North America to Europe reached a new record of 3.2 million tons in 2012, with US exporters more than doubling their shipments, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review more

May 2, 2013 12:00 AM Features

Lumber markets improved sharply in the US during 2012 and early 2013; production was up eight percent and prices have increased over 60 percent since late 2011, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. more

Apr 2, 2013 12:00 AM Features

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