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Australia and Pacific Region

Woodrise International Congress closes on a positive note

The second edition of the Woodrise International Congress came to a close on 4 October on a very positive note [...]

Australia’s woodchip industry hit by US-China trade war as shipments cancelled

Australia's $1.4-billion plantation woodchip industry has been dragged into the US-China trade war, with a number [...]

The 67th International Softwood Conference 2019 to be organized in Antwerp

Antwerp, on the crossroads of international trade and a major harbour for wood and wood products, will be the host [...]

Japanese forestry giants expand in New Zealand as Asian wood demand grows

The growing need in emerging markets for building materials and fuel has spurred Japanese trading houses to expand their forestry [...]

Falling sawlog prices across the world

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the 2Q/19, reaching a two-year [...]

New Zealand logging contractors in trouble after price collapse in China

Logging contractors in New Zealand are letting staff go or are working on reduced hours after the sudden fall in [...]

New Zealand log prices in China start to recover

New Zealand log prices in China have improved after slumping earlier in the year, restoring a little confidence to the [...]

Wood starts to gradually replace concrete, as wooden skycrapers spread across the world

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world’s tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now [...]

New Zealand log exports to China up 27.2% in Q2/2019

Log exports from New Zealand to China expanded 27.2% y-o-y in second quarter of 2019 to 4 [...]