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Hardwood Demand Underwhelms Expectations, as China Weakens

By Andy Johnson Posted: 04/19/2015 7:10PM

Lumber price declines have begun to stabilize, but we continue to anticipate that lumber markets will remain slow with prices under downward pressure until fall 2015. Only high end housing and vacation homes are robust.


Sawlog Prices Declined in Many Countries During 2014

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 04/06/2015 3:25PM

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.


U.S. Hardwood Exports Slow; World Markets Oversupplied

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/05/2015 5:02PM

U.S. hardwood lumber exports totaled 116 million board feet in January, virtually unchanged from the prior month but down 14% from January 2014. Year-on-year shipments to Asia and Europe were down 22% and 6%, respectively.


West Fraser Timber Names James Gorman VP Government Relations

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/04/2015 10:36PM

West Fraser (TSX:WFT) appointed James Gorman VP, Corporate and Government Relations. He takes on the position May 19, 2015.




Largest Forest in Eastern U.S To Be Sold by Foley Timber

By Bill Esler Posted: 04/02/2015 8:03AM

The largest forest in the Eastern U.S will be sold by Foley Timber and Land Company. Acquired in 1994 from Procter & Gamble, the approximately 561,000 acres is packed with cedar, oak, and other hardwoods.


Canada Acts to Protect Forests from Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle

Posted: 04/01/2015 10:42PM

Canada Acts to Protect Forests from Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle


Georgia-Pacific Buys Lumber Mill from RoyOMartin

Posted by Karen Koenig | Posted: 04/01/2015 10:26AM

Georgia-Pacific has acquired the Rocky Creek lumber operations in Mexia, Alabama, from RoyOMartin. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Prices for Hardwood Chips Traded Overseas Increased

By Hakan Ekstrom Posted: 03/31/2015 6:00PM

Prices for hardwood chips traded overseas increased 1.3% in January, 2015, but were still 5.8% lower than in early 2014, according to the FOEX PIX-HCG Index.


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