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August 3rd, 2011

Tpt Forests New Zealand - market report

Over recent weeks, export log markets have continued to react to oversupply with inventories building and softening prices. This situation of supply being well out of balance with demand is now very pronounced in China and India, and to a lesser extent in Korea and Japan. Irrespective of whether the primary reasons are due to high inventory/slowing demand or pricing being indexed to China, domestic log and processed product prices have decreased across all markets and general trading conditions have become far more challenging than earlier in the year.

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Jul 18, 2011

Supply, demand, logistics and pricing of pulpwood and biomass will be the focus at the 5th International Woodfibre Resource and Trade Conference in Singapore

Seattle, USA, Jul 18, 2011 - Global demand for wood fiber for both pulp manufacturing and renewable energy increased during 2010 and 2011.Worldwide trade of wood chips in 2010 was up 24 percent because of increased production of pulp and paper products worldwide; China showed the greatest growth in chip imports, with an increase over 400 percent in the past two years. Australia continues to be the major wood chip exporter, and shipped 11 percent more in 2010 than 2009.

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July 20, 2011

Södra expect continued high global wood costs

Södra's profit for the first half was 577 million SEK (1084 million in the same period last year) representing a return on capital of 11 percent (21).

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Jul 13, 2011

FFIF : Lively Timber Sales Activity in June

Finland, Jul 13, 2011 - The forest industry purchased 4 million cubic metres of wood in June and all timber grades were in good demand. The volume of purchases doubled from May, matching the volume achieved in June last year.

Timber prices were high, translating into excellent earnings for forest owners who made timber sales in June.

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July 4th, 2011

Drop in NZ export log prices

High inventory levels in Chinese ports have now converted to a lowering of in-market (CFR) pricing for New Zealand logs. A similar situation occurred this time last year when China was importing what were then record volumes of logs.

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July 5th, 2011

Wood costs for pulp manufacturers worldwide are on the rise

Wood costs, which account for up 70 percent of production costs when manufacturing pulp, have gone up worldwide the past two years, according to the market report Wood Resource Quarterly. The Global Wood Fiber Price Indices were back to pre-financial crises levels in the 1Q/11.

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Pulp production increase drives up wood prices

Wood costs for the global pulp industry have risen 17 per cent in the past two years, according to market reports.

Global market pulp production increased by seven per cent in 2010, which, in turn, boosted demand for wood raw material and pushed up prices for wood chips and pulp logs in most regions of the world, the Wood Resource Quarterly reported.

The second half of 2010 saw higher-than-anticipated global pulp production, with markets in a stronger position than they had been in the first six months of the year.

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Energieholzpreise Österreich

Marktanalyse II: Energieholzpreise

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Jun 1, 2011

Wood Costs for the Global Pulp Industry Have Increased 17 Percent the Past Two Years

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March 19, 2011

Wood costs for the global pulp industry have increased 17 percent the past two years

Global market pulp production increased by seven percent in 2010, which increased demand for wood raw-material. As a result, prices for wood chips and pulplogs were up in most regions of the world, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.



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