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Australia and Pacific Region

Shaky export log markets to China, price corrections expected

In a period when price corrections are expected, export log markets to China appear with a degree of trepidation. Chinese [...]

Ocean freight rates at record levels

Global container freight rates continued to sky-rocket into the new year as major freight companies applied surcharges for premium [...]

Australia’s log exports collapse driven by Chinese import ban

Australia’s log exports fell to a five-year low in December 2020, down 47% on the prior December and [...]

Steady recovery in EU tropical wood product imports

Total EU27 (i.e. excluding the UK) import value of tropical wood and wood furniture products was US$2.75 [...]

Global lumber producers see their profitability go up substantially in 2020

Times have been good for lumber producers in 2020, with profitability rising worldwide. Most important lumber producing countries have had [...]

Forecast: New Zealand log exports expected to rise 12% in 2021 due to strong Chinese demand

New Zealand's forestry exports are expected to increase 8.1 percent due to strong demand for logs from China [...]

China: Prices of imported lumber at main timber distribution markets in January 2021

This index contains the latest update (January 2021) for prices of lumber from three major timber distribution markets in China [...]

World furniture consumption is estimated to decrease by -10% in 2020

Covid-19 has severely impacted global furniture trade growth – yet recovery is imminent, reports Milan’s Centre for Industrial Studies [...]

China: Container shortage impacting prices of timber imports

The availability of shipping containers and disruptions to shipping schedules is impacting the flow of Chinese wood product imports.   [...]