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Australia and Pacific Region

New Zealand softwood logs exports reach record-highs in March

New Zealand's exports of softwood logs reached record volumes during March 2018. The shipments to most of the markets [...]

Exports of logs to China under threat due to phytosanitary requirements

The National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA) has been made aware of a developing situation involving the exports of logs to [...]

New Zealand log exports recover after Chinese New Year

The export log market in New Zealand picked up after the slowdown ahead of the Chinese New Year period. Thus [...]

Strong lumber markets in the US and Europe increased the global sawlog price by 10%

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased substantially, driven by strengthening lumber markets in both the US and Europe. The [...]

Daiken cleared to buy MDF plant in New Zealand

The Commerce Commission in New Zealand has granted clearance for Daiken New Zealand to acquire 100% of the shares in [...]

Greenpeace to withdraw from FSC

Greenpeace is withdrawing from the main global group for certifying sustainable wood products, saying it is failing to protect natural [...]

New Zealand’s XLam to start CLT production at site in Australia

New Zealand wood products manufacturer XLam started manufacturing Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels at its Wodonga site in Australia.  [...]

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 [...]