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Australia and Pacific Region

Climbing prices for New Zealand radiata pine logs in May

Radiata pine log export prices from New Zealand have been rising significantly in May 2018. China has been importing radiata [...]

World furniture production grows 3% in 2017

According figures presented at the recent CSIL World Furniture Outlook  seminar, world furniture production amounted to over USD 400 billion [...]

New Zealand softwood logs exports reach record-highs in March

New Zealand's exports of softwood logs reached record volumes during March 2018. The shipments to most of the markets [...]

Exports of logs to China under threat due to phytosanitary requirements

The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) has been made aware of a developing situation involving the exports of logs to [...]

New Zealand log exports recover after Chinese New Year

The export log market in New Zealand picked up after the slowdown ahead of the Chinese New Year period. Thus [...]

Strong lumber markets in the US and Europe increased the global sawlog price by 10%

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]

Daiken cleared to buy MDF plant in New Zealand

The Commerce Commission in New Zealand has granted clearance for Daiken New Zealand to acquire 100% of the shares in [...]

Greenpeace to withdraw from FSC

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]

New Zealand’s XLam to start CLT production at site in Australia

New Zealand wood products manufacturer XLam started manufacturing Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels at its Wodonga site in Australia.  [...]