Global sawlog prices have trended upward in almost all regions of the world for the past two years.

After a temporary drop in the 2Q, the Softwood Wood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) increased again in the 3Q to the highest level during the financial crises.

This year has been a very good year for the world’s producers of market pulp. World production for the first eight months was eight percent higher than last year.

Lumber markets were mixed around the world. In Sweden and Finland, lumber prices trended downward during the first half of 2010. Canadian w

West coast spruce-pine-fir prices went up the most, and were 14 percent higher in September than in June.

Woody biomass prices in the US peaked in late 2008 and early 2009 and have fallen until the 2Q this year when they probably bottomed out for this cycle.

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SOURCE: Wood Resource Quarterly

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