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Australia and Pacific Region

Imbalance between strong demand, poor supply in China favors New Zealand log exporters

While most industry insiders were expecting flat or slightly export prices for May, New Zealand log export prices rose at [...]

China will have a serious softwood logs supply problem starting 2022

Even if China increases imports from Europe and New Zealand, there will be a gap of of 8.66 million [...]

Global trade of wood chips dropped sharply in 2020

Global trade of wood chips, which are mainly used by pulpmills, grew from about 21 million tons in 2009 to [...]

The global timber crisis is expected to continue for a long time

The global shortage of timber is getting worse. Due to the superposition of various factors such as strong housing demand [...]

China: Prices for imported European spruce logs at record highs

For the Chinese timber import market, 2021 can be described as a crazy year. The prices of most wood species [...]

Prices for New Zealand logs exported to China at record levels

The CFR prices for New Zealand radiata pine logs in China increased approximately 20 USD over the last month. The [...]

International wood markets volatility

Over the last six months we have witnessed one of the most volatile periods in forest product markets we've [...]

China’s softwood lumber import fells sharply in Q1/2021; inventories low

China imported approximately 4.13 million m3 of softwood lumber during January-March 2021. This means a reduction with 20 [...]