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Timber construction in Australia might be allowed up to 8 storeys

The Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) insisted to make some changes in the National Construction Code (NCC) as to [...]

New Zealand log prices set new record on booming Chinese demand

Export log prices in New Zealand reached new record in January 2018, boosted by continued strong demand from China, a [...]

Global furniture production dominated by China

Total furniture production in the world’s 100 largest countries, by GDP, was valued at USUS$430 billion in 2017 [...]

New Zealand softwood log exports reach new records for 2017

Log exports from New Zealand recorded hit volumes last year. This confirmed the local manufacturers' concerns regarding the fact that [...]

Strong lumber demand increases global sawlog prices

Global sawlog prices were reported higher throughout the world in the 3Q/17 and are likely to continue upward into [...]

Australian company to acquire one of New Zealand’s largest forestry business

Australian OneFortyOne Plantations (OFO) has signed an agreement to acquire one of New Zealand’s leading forestry businesses, Nelson Forests [...]

Overview of the global forest industry in Q3/2017

The strong softwood fiber global prices, led by the US dollar weakening and the growing demand from China have risen [...]