Softwood exports rose, lumber prices fell as dollar strengthened
from Woodworking Network
Softwood lumber exports were 5-8 percent higher in Canada, Russia and the Nordic countries in 2014, but lumber prices fell toward year's end on a strengthening U.S. dollar and weaker wood markets in Europe and Asia. Global trade of softwood lumber has continued to trend upward ever since the global financial crises in 2008. In 2014, export volumes were up 5-8 percent for a majority of the largest lumber-exporting countries in the world, including Canada, Russia, Finland, Sweden and Germany, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
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