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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 [...]

Timber exports to China: Russia and New Zealand at ”war”

Russia is currently China's largest timber source. In 2018, Russian exports to China reached 15.65 million cubic meters [...]

New Zealand’s Spectrum Group plans to build sawmill on former Waverley Sawmills site

While Waverley Sawmills is closed for business its new owner has been working towards a modern state-of-the-art [...]

New Zealand exports more logs, despite falling log prices overseas

New Zealand exported more logs and wood in June 2019, despite falling log prices overseas. In June 2019, the value [...]

Changing trends in China’s wood supply market: Why the NZ log exports and prices have fallen?

Several cascading effects have impacted Chinese markets for NZ pine logs in Q2 CY19, which will have ramifications throughout Q3 [...]