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Global softwood lumber exports reach new record-high in 2016

Global softwood lumber trade increased 12% year-over-year to reach a new record-high of 121 million cu. ft [...]

New record high for globally traded wood chips in 2016

Over the past 15 years, global trade of wood chips has gone up almost 75%, mainly because of major expansion [...]

New Zealand domestic roundwood prices hit record high

Local log prices in New Zealand have reached new record high in March, due to buoyant demand from sawmills. Thus [...]

Recovery in New Zealand radiata log exports to China in 2016

Log exports from New Zealand to China have recovered strongly following improved demand over the past year. China is New [...]

Recovery expected for global construction equipment industry in 2017

Global sales of construction equipment are expected to increase seven per cent this year, according to updated forecasts from specialist [...]

New Zealand’s exports of logs to India dropped by 62% due to currency issues

New Zealand's exports of logs to India have decreased by 62% year-on-year, for fear of falling demand [...]

250,000mt/yr Australian wood pellet restarts production after five years

Wood pellet processing plant in Albany, Australia, is set to be recommissioned after five years of care and maintenance.  [...]

Record roundwood prices in New Zealand during February

The export prices for New Zealand logs increased for every grade. The average wharf gate price for unpruned A-grade [...]

Demand in China sustains continuous growth for New Zealand export log prices

New Zealand’s forestry sector will encounter an even larger growth in the market due to the ongoing demand from [...]