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Australia and Pacific Region

Wood raw material supply is expected to tighten with the progression of 2021

By the last quarter of 2020, timber demand was becoming excessive and record levels continued through Q1, 2021. Timber suppliers [...]

Impact on global markets of Russia’s log export ban

Russia’s proposed log export ban in 2022 will have a far-reaching impact on global forest product markets.  [...]

Prices for New Zealand log exports to China continue to rise in May

Despite a strengthening NZD, the At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for New Zealand exported logs in May increased an average [...]

Uruguayan timber exports and prices hit record high due to strong Chinese demand

Benefiting from the recovery of the global economy, apart from the United States who has been buying wood crazily to [...]

Chinese mills struggling with higher import log prices

The rate of increase in log prices has slowed with some mills in China now struggling with the higher log [...]

Imbalance between strong demand, poor supply in China favors New Zealand log exporters

While most industry insiders were expecting flat or slightly export prices for May, New Zealand log export prices rose at [...]

China will have a serious softwood logs supply problem starting 2022

Even if China increases imports from Europe and New Zealand, there will be a gap of of 8.66 million [...]

Global trade of wood chips dropped sharply in 2020

Global trade of wood chips, which are mainly used by pulpmills, grew from about 21 million tons in 2009 to [...]