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Building as tall as trees at Timber Expo - Press Release



China has increased its sales of softwood from Europe



DANA Conference for forestry industry and wood products will be held on 01-02 October 2018



LIGNUMEXPO-LES - the most important international exhibition of its kind in Slovakia



The price for softwood timber - in continuous growth - Press Release



The Global Forest Industry in the 1Q/2018 - Press Release



DMG`S NEW FURNITURE COMPONENT&MATERIALS EVENT AIMING TO OFFER THE ULTIMATE DESIGN TOOLKIT



Get the fastest, boldest vision of the future at UK Construction Week - Press Release



Expo Forestal 2018 PROMOTES THE FORESTRY SECTOR PRODUCTIVITY IN A SUSTAINABILITY APPROACH



Where East meets West: Silk Road theme announced for second INDEX design event of 2018



APBE - THE 7TH ASIA-PACIFIC BIOMASS ENERGY EXHIBITION 2018 - Press Release



Abrasive Grit Blasting, the Optimal Solution for Cleaning Wood Surfaces



The biggest business meeting for the forestry sector in September in Mostki!



Woodex Asia 2018, an International Exhibition & Seminar on Wood Industry



Expo Forestal 2018 - Biodiversity, Technology, Productivity



How wonderdful the petrified wood can be



This is the time for timber



Nanowood - a new type of insulator



Good prediction on Biomass



The charm of painted wood floors



How should a fabulous rustic home look like?



Balsa wood - the balance between softness and sturdiness



Lignetics bought New England Wood Pellet LLC



Glass Beads for Shot Peening and Cleaning of Surfaces



Press Release: The most significat innovations in forest technology over the past 10 years



Press Release: Which will be the Future Technologies for Food and Biomass Production?



US softwood lumber demand will reach record-hights by 2030



Future Suppliers of Softwood Lumber to the US Market



The Global Forest Industry in the 4Q/2017



New type of wood - stronger than steel



An increase in wooden products exports is expected this year

Furnidec Business, from 9 to 11 March, a landmark for furniture

How to use the white pin to rebuild a school

Lignetics Inc. now holds an even stronger position in the England and mid-Atlantic markets

Two Okanagan projects have been remarked for excellence in wood architecture and design

The most celebrated projects at Wood Design Awards

Just five hours to mount a prefabricated house

THE SALES OF WOOD PROCESSING MACHINERY AND INTERMOB FAIRS ARE ON ITS WAY

German forests will be used much more as energy sources in the future

What is the difference between "wild forest wood" and plantation wood

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update


Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update
The fiber costs for pellet plants in North America have trended downward the past year with the US and Canadian Pellet Feedstock Price Indices reaching their lowest levels in over four years in the 2Q/17, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review

With the feed stock shifting towards lower cost fiber, including industry and forest residues, total wood costs for pellet manufacturers fell during 2016 and early 2017, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. The PFPI price indices for the US and Canada have fallen 16% and 26%, respectively since 2013.

Seattle, USA. Wood pellet manufacturers in North America consume wood fiber from a variety of sources with different price levels, trends and cost drivers. The WRI pellet feedstock price indices for Canada and the US (PFPI-US and PFPI-CA), which were launched in 2013, show a quarterly volume-weighted price for the fiber consumed by each country’s pellet sector. Each individual facility’s estimated mix of fiber (roundwood, sawdust, shavings, microchips, etc.) are calculated using local fiber pricing to determine a weighted price, which is further combined with production capacity and operating rate to calculate the final regional index price.

The price indices for both the US and Canada have trended downward the past few years and reached record lows in both countries in the 2Q/17. The PFPI-US has fallen 15% from its peak in the 3Q/13 to the 2Q/17. Slightly declining roundwood prices, plummeting sawdust costs, and a change in the feedstock mix towards lower cost residuals in both the Gulf States and the Atlantic States were the major reasons behind the decline in the PFPI-US Index the past year.

A snapshot of the various feedstocks currently being used by the US export pellet sector shows 50 percent was roundwood in the 2Q/17, followed by significant volumes of sawdust and shavings, and an increasing supply of forest microchips.

The Canadian price index, PFPI-CA, which ccombines the larger Western export pellet sector primarily in BC with the smaller Eastern sector found in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, has fallen more than the US index (in US dollar terms), mostly because of the weaker Canadian dollar. However, wood fiber costs for pellet manufacturers have also fallen slightly in Canadian dollar terms because of lower costs for logs the past few years. From its record high in early 2013 to the 2Q/17, the PFPI-CA declined 26%. The lower indexed price in the 2Q/17 primarily reflectedthe falling costs of sawdust and shavings and incremental increases in the usage of these feedstock forms over higher cost roundwood.

The North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR) has tracked wood fiber markets in the US and Canada for over 30 years and it is the only publication that includes prices for sawlogs, pulpwood, wood chips and biomass in North America. The 36-page quarterly report includes wood market updates for 15 regions on the continent in addition to the latest export statistics for sawlogs, lumber, wood pellets and wood chips.
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