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Wood costs declined for many North American pulpmills during the 1H/19, with the exception of the US South, where wood fiber prices increased to their highest levels in over three years

Lower prices for pulp, improved weather for logging and healthy production levels at many sawmills in the US were all factors which resulted in lower wood fiber costs in most regions throughout he US in the 2Q/19.
Seattle, USA. Wood fiber costs fell in most regions of North America during the first six months of 2019, with the biggest declines in Western Canada and the US Northwest. Prices for pulplogs and wood chips in the US South bucked the trend, with softwood fiber moving up to its highest levels in three years and hardwood fiber prices hitting an all-time-high. 

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Source: Wood costs declined for many North American pulpmills during the 1H/19, with the exception of the US South, where wood fiber prices increased to their highest levels in over three years

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