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Sharp reductions of sawlog prices occurred in Russia, Brazil, Central Europe and Western Canada

SEATTLE, Wash. - The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) continued its two-year decline in the 4Q/15 when the Index fell another 4.8% quarter-over-quarter, as reported in the Wood Resource Quarterly. In just two years, the GSPI has fallen 21.6% both because of a strengthening US dollar and lower demand for lumber in Asia, the MENA countries and in Europe.

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Sawlog Prices, Falling Faster in Europe, Hit 5 Year Low

The European Sawlog Price Index (ESPI) has declined by almost seven percent in 18 months and in the 3Q/15, was at its lowest level in five years, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Since early 2014, sawlog prices in Europe have fallen faster than in most other lumber-producing countries around the world.

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Global Sawlog Prices Hit Six-Year Low

Sawlog prices have fallen by 15-20% in a majority of the countries manufacturing softwood lumber the past 12 months, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. In North America, prices were down only 7 percent because of healthy US domestic lumber demand and respectable log export volumes from both the US and Canada.