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Australia and Pacific Region

Global softwood sawmills register strong earnings

The US South was the highest margin sawmill region in North America – a place it has held since 2008 – as [...]

Quick overview of this year’s International Hardwood Conference

Venice hosted the most important hardwood lumber conference in the world, on the 16th of November. More than 150 people [...]

Changing competitive landscape of China’s wood market

In 2016, China’s commercial timber trade volume (including logs and sawn lumber) was about 160 million m3, of which [...]

Chinese hardwood chips imports to hit new record

Roughly half of all hardwood chips traded in the Pacific Rim have been destined for Chinese ports in the 1H [...]

International Hardwood Conference next month in Venice

Hosted by Italy's Fedecomlegno Federation in association with the ETTF and European Organisation of Sawmillers, an International Hardwood Conference [...]

US tropical sawnwood now account for 30% of total sawn hardwood imports

US imports of temperate and tropical sawn hardwood grew slightly in August to 72,278 cu.m., but the value [...]

FSC and global companies unveil the Vancouver Declaration

      The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) this week launched an ambitious new initiative to increase [...]

FSC’s General Assembly undertakes global challenges

With growing momentum and urgency behind calls for forest conservation, the diverse membership of the Forest Stewardship Council will meet [...]

Australian log exports to China tripled over the last four years

Lucrative log markets in China have resulted in a tripling of softwood log export volumes from Australia the past four [...]