Australia and Pacific Region

Bark beetle logs from Europe fill China’s wood gap

    The world wood market has become very chaotic due to the outbreak of the coronavirus which [...]

Global CLT production expected to double by 2025

CLT has become popular in Europe, Japan, North America and Oceania. The global production of  CLT (cross-laminated timber) in [...]

China extends ban on imports of timber from Australia

China has indefinitely suspended imports of all Victorian timber logs, less than a week after an unofficial ban on Australian [...]

Chinese softwood logs and lumber imports update (Sep. 2020)

    Softwood log stocks at China’s main ocean ports totalled 4.6 million m3 at the [...]

China to ban imports of timber from Australia

    China has suspended imports of timber from the Australian state of Queensland, China's foreign ministry [...]

Strong demand for logs in China due to busy construction season

Log inventory in China has increased about 300k m3 in the last month to around 4.6m m3, with congestion [...]

Global hardwood, softwood prices fell in Q2/2020

Wood raw-material costs fell for most pulp manufacturers throughout the world in the 2Q/20, reducing fiber price indices [...]

Global housing markets expected to face a tough 2021

    Most major housing markets won’t keep up with consumer price inflation in 2021 and are [...]

New Zealand log exporters optimistic as demand in China is strong

Domestic demand for logs and sawn timber in New Zealand remains strong with many mills operating extra shifts to increase [...]

Rising demand for logs and lumber in China due strong construction season

Sawmills report increased sale prices for lumber in Asian markets. These increases were agreed relatively quickly by the buyers which [...]