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Australia and Pacific Region

New Zealand sawmillers and log exporters optimistic as demand in China is strong

Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong with many mills operating extra shifts to increase [...]

China: Rising demand for logs and lumber as a strong construction season is expected

Sawmills report increased sale prices for lumber in Asian markets. These increases were agreed relatively quickly by the buyers which [...]

China imports less softwood logs – but more from Europe

China imported a total of 12% less softwood logs up to the beginning of August, but 117% more timber came [...]

Sawlog prices down globally in Q2/2020

Sawlog prices fell in most of the major regions of the world in the 2Q/20. A strengthening US dollar [...]

Vietnam: Stunning first half wood product exports

According to Vietnam Customs, at the end of June, wood and wood product (W&WP) export revenues amounted to [...]

New Zealand increases in log prices to China cancelled out by higher shipping costs

Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong while the longer-term forecasts are uncertain. New [...]

Covid-19 significantly impacts Indian imports of logs

India continues to face Covid-19 issues and is currently a much smaller market for logs than previously.   [...]