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Australia and Pacific Region

Changing competitive landscape of China’s wood market

In 2016, China’s commercial timber trade volume (including logs and sawn lumber) was about 160 million m3, of which [...]

Chinese hardwood chips imports to hit new record

Roughly half of all hardwood chips traded in the Pacific Rim have been destined for Chinese ports in the 1H [...]

International Hardwood Conference next month in Venice

Hosted by Italy's Fedecomlegno Federation in association with the ETTF and European Organisation of Sawmillers, an International Hardwood Conference [...]

US tropical sawnwood now account for 30% of total sawn hardwood imports

US imports of temperate and tropical sawn hardwood grew slightly in August to 72,278 cu.m., but the value [...]

FSC and global companies unveil the Vancouver Declaration

      The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) this week launched an ambitious new initiative to increase [...]

FSC’s General Assembly undertakes global challenges

With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council will meet [...]

Australian log exports to China tripled over the last four years

Lucrative log markets in China have resulted in a tripling of softwood log export volumes from Australia the past four [...]

China still leads as the world’s biggest furniture producer

The 100 countries covered in CSIL’s newly-released World Furniture Outlook 2017/2018 make up almost 90 per cent [...]

Japan’s Daiken to acquire Dongwha New Zealand

Japanese building materials giant Daiken Corp. will acquire Dongwha New Zealand at the end of December.     [...]

New Zealand log prices hit 23-year high

New Zealand structural log prices hit the highest level in the last 23 years, as mills compete to the export [...]