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Australia and Pacific Region

New Zealand and China sign forestry cooperation arrangement

New Zealand and China signed an arrangement this week for future forestry cooperation and boosting bilateral trade.    [...]

Antwerp to host this year’s International Softwood Conference

Antwerp, on the crossroads of international trade and a major harbour for wood and wood products, will be the host [...]

XLam to close New Zealand CLT plant

The CLT manufacturer XLam announced that it will close its New Zealand plant in Nelson.     As [...]

Building on tropical hardwood’s construction potential

Advocacy for using timber as a mainstream modern construction material is increasing in Europe and other regions. Faced with the [...]

Global sawmill sector’s shrinking profit margins in late 2018

Softwood lumber prices have generally fallen faster than the costs for sawlogs throughout the world in late 2018, resulting in [...]

Uncertainty in China log market lowers prices for New Zealand’s logs exports

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average 7 NZD per JASm3 [...]

IKEA tests furniture rental in 30 markets

IKEA will expand tests to allow customers to rent desks and sofas rather than buy them as it shifts away [...]

New record in Chinese softwood log imports; New Zealand, top supplier

China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at [...]