Australia and Pacific Region

New Zealand’s timber industry to benefit from the newly signed FTA with China to benefit

The just announced phased reduction of tariffs for wood and paper exports to China will assist, in a long term [...]

Forecast: Global wooden furniture market expected to grow 32% by 2025

    The size of the global wooden furniture market is expected to grow from $395 billion in [...]

Australia’s woodchip industry hit by US-China trade war

Australia's $1.4-billion plantation woodchip industry has been dragged into the US-China trade war, with a number [...]

EU tropical wood trade up 16% in H1/2019

The EU’s trade in tropical wood products was more buoyant in the first half of this year compared to [...]

Timber skyscrapers hold the key to green cities

    Recent studies have shown the environmental benefits of timber residential developments and in future wooden skyscrapers [...]

Record softwood lumber imports in China

Demand for lumber in China, the United Kingdom, Egypt and the Netherlands increased this year despite a slowdown in the [...]

Japanese forestry giants expand in New Zealand

    The growing need in emerging markets for building materials and fuel has spurred Japanese trading houses [...]

Logging contractors in New Zealand shaken by Chinese price collapse

Logging contractors in New Zealand are letting staff go or are working on reduced hours after the sudden fall in [...]

Price recovery for New Zealand’s logs exports to China

New Zealand log prices in China have improved after slumping earlier in the year, restoring a little confidence to the [...]

Wood starts to replace concrete in the global construction industry

For more than a century, countries have raced to build the world’s tallest buildings with concrete and steel. Now [...]