Posts Tagged ‘ Wood Resource Quarterly ’

Global Trade of Softwood Lumber Up Seven Percent

Sep 29th, 2014

Softwood lumber global trade was up seven percent in the first half of 2014, with Russia, Germany and Sweden increasing shipments the most, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly (WRQ). The increase in trade is due to a higher demand for wood products following the global recession. The higher consumption of lumber has resulted in [...]

Lumber Markets See Increasing Demand and Prices in Second Quarter

Sep 4th, 2012

The North American lumber market is shifting from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market with the increase in demand for lumber by the United States, reported Wood Resource Quarterly. In May, lumber consumption in the U.S. was 13 percent higher than in May of 2011. In fact, according to the report, the May 2012 [...]

China’s Sawlog Imports Down in First Half of 2012

Aug 7th, 2012

China’s high gross domestic product growth of between 9 and 14 percent annually over the past decade slowed down last year and is forecasted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) to be 8.25 percent in 2012, reported Wood Resources Quarterly. Reduced investments in public projects and a cooling residential property market have resulted in a decline [...]

Wood Resource Quarterly Says Global Lumber Trade Up 25 Percent the Past Two Years

May 29th, 2012

After a sharp decline in global demand for lumber in 2008 and 2009 as a result of the global recession, global trade of softwood lumber increased an estimated 25 percent over the past two years, according to a recent Wood Resource Quarterly report. In 2011, trade reached just more than 90 million cubic meters, which [...]

Wood Chip Exports from Latin America Reach Record High, Reports Wood Resource Quarterly

Apr 17th, 2012

Wood chip exports from Latin America are on track to reach a record high of almost 8 million tons in 2011, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. This would be an increase of 7 percent from last year and almost 60 percent higher than in 2006. Chile is by far the biggest exporter, accounting for [...]

China Reported as the World’s Largest Importer of Softwood Lumber and Logs

Apr 2nd, 2012

Importation of softwood logs and lumber to China has increased continuously over the past 15 years, and in 2011 the country was the largest importer of softwood lumber and logs in the world, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly. Total import value equaled almost $8 billion last year, which was an increase of 57 percent [...]