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Internationally recognized forest industry consulting firm.
Internationally recognized forest industry consulting firm.

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An over 100-year-old image of amazing tree rings in the Pacific Northwest.
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If you have any question regarding our subscription services; including our two log market reports, customized pulpwood and sawlog price reports or analysis of global sawlog and pulpwood prices please contact us via the form below. This is also true for any inquiries related to consulting, market reports, speaking, or other requests.
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Slowing demand and slower trade of lumber. #woodprices
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Lumber exports from Canada were down in all markets in the 3Q, and the total export volume was down 4.3% q-o-q. Almost 80% of the shipments were destined for the United States. During the first nine months of 2018, export volumes to China were 16% lower than the same period last year.
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Market snapshot - There was an uptick in the price of Douglas-fir and hardwood pulplogs in the 3Q/18 in coastal Washington and Oregon, with the price for Douglas-fir reaching a high last seen in the 1Q/12. The current price equals the price of hemlock/fir, which was unchanged from the 2Q/18.
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Chinese pulpmills have continued to increase importation of hardwood chips throughout 2018, and import volumes reached a new record high of 3.5 million odmt in the 3Q/18 - 21% higher than in the 3Q/17. By far the biggest increase in chip supply this year has been in wood chips from Vietnam, with the total volume during the first nine months of 2018 being 34% higher than during the same period in 2017, according to recent Chinese Customs data.
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We are proud to announce the 6th Annual Conference organized by Wood Resources International and the Western Forestry and Conservation Association on January 24, 2019 titled: “Mapping the Course – Timberlands, Forest Products Processing and Wood Fiber Issues for 2019”
End of Early-bird registration fee is on January 8th!
The conference will be held at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, WA, located close to Portland, Oregon’s airport.
Please join us for this one-day conference for in-depth discussions and analysis on forest products market challenges, opportunities, threats and issues in Western North America for 2019 and beyond. Industry experts and analysts from the US and Canada will address topics such as:
2019 Stressor and Opportunities for the North American Forest Industry (Kevin Mason, Equity Research Associates)
Comparing the Competitiveness of North America’s Softwood Log and Lumber Operations (Brooks Mendell, Forisk)
Outlook for Sawlog and Pulpwood Prices in Western US and Canada (Hakan Ekstrom, Wood Resources International LLC)
BC Interior Log Supply Issues (Walter Matosevic, Canfor)
BC Coastal Log Supply Issues (Jim Girvan, MDT Management Ltd)
US Public Lands Log Supply Contribution (Travis Joseph, American Forest Resource Council)
US PNW Sawmill Sector (Ashlee Cribb, Roseburg Forest Products)
US PNW Pulp Mill Sector (Larry Davis, Cosmo Specialty Fibers)
Strategic Issues for US PNW Timberlands in 2019 (Court Stanley, Port Blakely)
Japanese Market for Pellets (John Stirling, Pacific Bioenergy, BC)
Changes in Lumber Flow and the Impact on Log Trade in the Pacific Rim (Bob Flynn, RISI
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Wood fiber costs for the pulp industry have trended upward in most regions of North America throughout 2017 and 2018, with the biggest increases occurred in British Columbia and US Northwest, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review,
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Extending a happy new year to our subscribers and partners across the globe!
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