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The Global Timber and Forest Industry This Quarter

The Global Forest Industry This Quarter
Excerpts from the 4Q 2012 issue of the Wood Resource Quarterly (

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased by 1.5 percent in the 4Q/12 after having declined for five consecutive quarters.

The Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) was up slightly in the 4Q/12 to $100.13/odmt, while the Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) declined to $104.80/odmt.

Market pulp prices moved up in the 4Q/12 after having declined during the 3Q, and this upward trend continued into early 2013.

Global trade of softwood lumber fell in 2012.

From late 2011 to February 2013, the Southern Yellow Pine lumber price in the US increased by 80 percent.

Demand for lumber in China picked up in the 4Q/12 and lumber imports were up seven percent from the 3Q/12.

Wood pellet exports from North America to Europe in the 3Q/12 were over 70 percent higher than the same quarter in 2011

Click here for extracts: The_Global_Forest_Industry_in_the_4Q12.pdf

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