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Australia and Pacific Region

Global construction growth likely to have reached its peak in 2018

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), the peak has been reached in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will [...]

Sawlog prices declining around the world in the 3Q/2018

Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3 [...]

Norske Skog to double wood pellets capacity at facility in New Zealand

The Norske Skog group has decided to invest about A$ 7 million ($5 million) to upgrade the Nature’s Flame [...]

423 million m3 of wood harvested from worldwide FSC certified forests

A recent analysis across FSC forest management audit reports revealed that approximately 423 million cubic meters of wood are harvested [...]

Hyne Timber expands its glue laminated timber capacity in Queensland

Hyne Timber has announced a significant expansion to its Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) manufacturing capability in Maryborough, Queensland. Construction of [...]

New Zealand log prices continue to fall

New Zealand's export log market took a hit from the trade dispute between the US and China as the [...]

China seeks more investments in New Zealand’s forestry and timber processing industry

The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China's showcase Global Wood Trade Conference has made the case [...]

Timberlink plans massive upgrades at its Australian sawmills

Timberlink has approved a AUD 100 million (71,8 million USD) upgrade program to its Australian sawmills. This investment will [...]