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Australia and Pacific Region

Coronavirus outbreak causes huge backlog at China’s ports

A coronavirus outbreak in in southern China has clogged ports critical to global trade, causing a shipping backlog that could [...]

China’s high prices leave New Zealand wood industry fearing for its survival 

Thirty years ago the Government sold off much of its Crown forestry estate. Today it's looking to forestry, now [...]

New Zealand log export prices to China at record levels

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs in June increased an average of $5 per JASm3 from May [...]

China: Timber import prices started to fall

Timber import prices in China have started to fall in mid-May and continued the downward trend at the beginning [...]

Wood raw material supply is expected to tighten with the progression of 2021

By the last quarter of 2020, timber demand was becoming excessive and record levels continued through Q1, 2021. Timber suppliers [...]

Impact on global markets of Russia’s log export ban

Russia’s proposed log export ban in 2022 will have a far-reaching impact on global forest product markets.  [...]

Prices for New Zealand log exports to China continue to rise in May

Despite a strengthening NZD, the At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for New Zealand exported logs in May increased an average [...]

Uruguayan timber exports and prices hit record high due to strong Chinese demand

Benefiting from the recovery of the global economy, apart from the United States who has been buying wood crazily to [...]

Chinese mills struggling with higher import log prices

The rate of increase in log prices has slowed with some mills in China now struggling with the higher log [...]