Australia and Pacific Region

Positive trends in the global softwood lumber markets

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and its bad consequences on trade, there are more positive signals to notice in the [...]

Sawlog prices fall in most regions of the world in Q2/2020

Sawlog prices fell in most of the major regions of the world in the 2Q/20. A strengthening US dollar [...]

Chinese imports of logs plummet in the first half of the year

    China’s log imports fell sharply in the first half of 2020 to 24.51 million [...]

Global forestry machine market to witness declining sales due to Covid-19

    The global forestry machinery market will witness declining sales in the near term amid the COVID [...]

N. Zealand: Rising shipping costs impact prices of logs exported to China

    Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong while the longer-term [...]

Chinese timber supply chain disrupted by massive imports of European infested softwood

In the first half of 2020, the total import and export volume of my China's timber and wood products [...]

Australian softwood logs export hits record high as Chinese demand is very active

    Australia’s softwood log exports exploded to a new monthly record in June, with total exports [...]

Current wood imports and inventories in China

Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.44 million m3 at the end of June 2020 [...]

Prices for New Zealand logs crash due to slow demand in China

    Prices for New Zealand logs are 12 percent below the five- year average on the back [...]

Global construction activity expected to further slow due to Covid-19

Global construction activity contracted across all region in Q2 due to the lockdowns to control the spread of the COVID [...]