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SEATTLE, Aug. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Export prices for hardwood chips jumped for all three exporting countries in Latin America in the 1Q/19. The biggest increases were for chips shipped from Chile and Uruguay, which were up over 10% from the 4Q/18. Prices for chips expor Read more...

Wood fiber costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in the 1Q/20. The biggest declines (in US dollar terms) were seen in the US South, Russia, and Latin America, where hardwood pulplog prices were down between 5 and 10 percent from the 4Q/19. In the US South, hardwood prices fell for the second consecutive quarter in the 1Q/20 after having reached an all-time high in the 2Q/19. The relatively steep decline took prices in the US South down to their lowest levels in almos Read more...

The global wood fiber market has changed substantially over the past three years. Interestingly, despite a worldwide decline in hardwood pulp prices in 2023, the supply of hardwood pulplogs tightened primarily because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This geopolitical event triggered a significant increase in hardwood fiber prices, which have outpaced the rise in softwood fiber prices and led to a 44% surge in the Global Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) since late 2020 (see chart). Accor Read more...