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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

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Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 272 million board feet in the first quarter of 2015, a decrease of nearly 16 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2014, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Rese more

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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

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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government for pursuing trade action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding duties on Canadian dissolving pulp. more

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The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government for pursuing trade action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding duties on Canadian dissolving pulp. more

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Europe’s demand for wood pellets to generate renewable bioenergy will lead to an increase in US forestland as timber exports rise, according to US Forest Service scientists. more

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Deep in the forests of the U.S. South, tree scraps are fueling a little-known but controversial energy boom: wood pellets. Long used to heat homes in the country's Northeast, they're now destined for a new market. more

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Pellet shipments from the US and Canada to Europe have gone in opposite directions in 2014, with the shipments from the US South being up ten percent from the 4Q/13 to the 2Q/14, and Canadian volumes declining 25% during the same period. more

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AHEC Trade Alert! There has been considerable confusion surrounding several changes to the EU phytosanitary regulations that will be introduced from October 1, 2014. more

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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

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Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 515 million board feet in volume in the second quarter of 2014, an increase of more than 10 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014. more

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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

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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

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A wood particle board mill that has been shut down in Athens, Georgia since 2008 will come reopen to produce wood pellets for export. more

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and ENsight Canada hosted event to bring together Canadian, Australian, American, and Japanese business representatives voice their support of a Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. more

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

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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

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Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska increased by just under 2 percent in volume to 466 million board feet in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the fourth quarter of 2013 more

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Wood pellet exports from the United States nearly doubled last year, from 1.6 million short tons (approximately 22 trillion Btu) in 2012 to 3.2 million short tons in 2013 more

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Wood pellet exports from North America to Europe have doubled in two years to reach 4.7 million tons in 2013 with the US South accounting for 63% of the volume, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review more

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