Since 2013, the global wood pulp trade has grown every year, and 2018 will be another year of year-on-year growth. Brazil and Finland have seen the largest increase in exports this year. In 2018, as in previous years, China is the main destination for increasing pulp shipments. The price of European nbsk pulp has continued to rise rapidly since the beginning of 2017. As early as January 2017, the average price of nbsk in Europe was about US$810/ton. After one and a half years, the price has reached US$1,300/ton. The price of bhkp was initially consistent with the trend of nbsk, but it entered a stable state at the beginning of 2018. From March to October this year, the price basically remained at $1,050/ton.
According to statistics, compared with the same period in 2017, the global trade in coniferous wood fell by 2.5% from January to September. China, Japan, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and North Africa have reduced imports the most.
Canada’s share of US timber imports fell from 95% in 2016 to 91% in 2018.
Timber prices in the United States fell sharply in the summer and autumn, and the price of commonly used timber fell nearly 40% from June to November. Chinese consumers have a lower outlook on prospects Many local governments and state-owned enterprises have a shortage of credit, which has led to a decline in demand for forest products in 2018. In 2018, China's imports of softwood fell, and imports fell by 11% year-on-year in the first nine months of this year.