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Australia and Pacific Region

Log demand in China slows in July

The past six months have brought record New Zealand export log prices to China This has been because of a [...]

Australia: Softwood log exports crash due to China ban, prices stable

Australia’s average softwood log export price slumped to a reported AUDFob109/m3 in May 2021, down 16% on the [...]

India: Wood imports recover, despite surge in prices

As the real estate demand has gradually begun to resume in India, the demand for processed timber has begun to [...]

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 [...]