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Hakan Ekstrom

President

Wood Resources International, USA

Mr. Håkan Ekström is the principal of Wood Resources International LLC, an internationally recognized consulting firm providing forest market analysis and wood price reporting for the forest industry worldwide since 1987.

He has, for the past 25 years, worked in various capacities relating to wood products utilization, international forest products marketing and global wood supply. His international experience is extensive, including visitation of more than 25 countries to study forest products industry developments on-site.

He is also the editor of the Wood Resource Quarterly and the North American Wood Fiber Review, two reports tracking wood markets and focus on the global and the North American market, respectively. The reports include information about pulpwood costs, sawlog prices, trade of wood products, lumber market updates and biomass industry developments in all the major regions of the world.

Presentation

Wood Fiber Costs for Pulp and Pellet Producers Around the World

11:40am
Day Two

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In early 2018, wood fiber costs for the world’s pulp manufacturers reached their highest levels in over three years. Strong pulp markets and increased competition for small-diameter logs has resulted in upward price pressures on both wood chips and logs during 2017 and 2018. Overseas traded wood chips to Asia have also risen the past year after having trended downward for almost six years. Will wood fiber prices continue to rise in 2019?