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April 30, 2015

Guyana’s prime timbers – over-harvested, under-priced and minimally taxed


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New EU group to promote sustainable tropical timber

An organisation aiming to ensure tropical timber is used sustainably across the European Union will be launched next month.

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January 25th, 2013

Global lumber consumption forecast to rise

The global balance between supply and demand is forecast to shift over the next few years, moving from an oversupply of lumber to an undersupply.

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January 2nd, 2013

North American lumber prices forecast to soar in 2013

New five-year outlook shows that supply and demand conditions in wood products for the long-awaited ‘super-cycle’ are now taking hold, with the full impact still some 3+ years away!

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December 10th, 2012

US housing boosts lumber not logs

Housing starts in the US jumped to 894,000 units in October. This was 19 percent higher than in August, and as much as 42 percent more than in October of last year.

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November 30th, 2012

US lumber demand strengthens

US lumber markets are finding good support from the US housing recovery. Housing starts are continually increasing and turning into real demand for timber. Saw mills in the US have been burned by predicting housing recovery in the past, and as such have held back from increasing production.

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October 19th, 2012

US lumber imports on the rise

The US imported much more timber in July. There was a 21% increase in imports from June to July. The largest increase came from an influx of lumber from Canada, where a large portion of US imports come from.

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Lumber market prices on the rise

Both demand and prices in the lumber market in the US increased during the second quarter of the year.

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August 17th, 2012

Temporary threat for Australian sawn timber producers

The Australian sawn timber industry is experiencing a temporary threat from imports as a result of a strong dollar and a global surplus of timber following the Global Financial Crisis, according to independent economic forecaster and industry analyst, BIS Shrapnel.

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August 29th, 2012

Global sawlog price index down

Softwood sawlog prices continued their slide throughout the world in the 2Q/12, and the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) was down for the fourth consecutive quarter to $82.90 per cubic meter, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ).


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by Dr. Radut