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International wood fiber prices decline

The American Journal of Transportation
June 26, 2020
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: International

Wood fiber costs fell for many hardwood pulp-producing countries worldwide in the 1Q/20. The biggest declines 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. …The Softwood Fiber Price Index also declined last year. …In the 1Q/20, the Index was 5.6% lower than in the same quarter in 2019. The biggest price declines came in Central Europe, Latin America, and Oceania, while on the contrary there were actually small increases in prices for softwood fiber in the US South, Eastern Canada, and Sweden. Pulpmills in Austria, Germany, and France have seen their wood fiber costs decline quite substantially in the past year.

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