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Australia and Pacific Region

Global wood products production in its sixth consecutive year of growth

All major wood products global production increased for the sixth consecutive year in 2015, while trade in wood products decreased [...]

Hardwood pulpwood prices on the rise

The two Global Wood Fiber Price Indices were close to parity in the 3Q/16. The Hardwood Wood Fiber Price [...]

Overview and forecast for the global wood pellet markets in 2017

The past few years have been challenging for wood pellet producers and pellet production project developers. A temporary plateau in [...]

Sawlog prices trending downward throughout the world over the past two years

Sawlog prices have trended downward throughout the world over the past two years with the GSPI Index being 14.3 [...]

Global trade of softwood lumber forecasted to increase by almost 14% in 2016

The World Trade Organization (WTO) reported in September that world trade will expand by only 1.7% in 2016, a [...]

New Zealand to upgrade free trade agreement with China; new boost for timber industry

New Zealand’s Wood Council is planning to upgrade the country’s free trade agreement with China and the forestry [...]

NZ log export prices reach third straight month increase

Export log prices in New Zealand increased in November, at a third straight month. The low shipping rates and the [...]

New Zealand’s prices for timber are set to rise due to recent earthquake

News is emerging that timber harvesting will be affected by the massive earthquake in New Zealand. A magnitude 7.8 [...]

China Fenglin Group abandons plans to build massive sawmill in New Zealand

The Chinese Fenglin Group recently announced that the company has decided to terminate its intention to invest a massive wood [...]