Australia and Pacific Region

New Zealand, top softwood logs exporter for China in 2018

China had another record year of softwood log imports in 2018, when over 40 million m3 of logs landed at [...]

Negative outlook for the global forest products industry, says Moody’s

The outlook for the global paper and forest products industry has been changed to negative from stable, Moody's says [...]

New Zealand: Export prices of logs impacted by rising ocean freight costs

At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand decreased on average -NZ$5 per JASm3 [...]

New Zealand: Sawmill goes out of business due to high prices of logs exported to China

On February 27th and 28th, 2019, the European Pellets Conference which took place in Wels, Austria gathered around 660 participants [...]

Global sawlog prices keep on rising in 2018

In early 2018, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) reached $80.73/m3, its highest level since 2014. Sawlog prices [...]

New Zealand logs prices near records

Forestry prices in New Zealand — one of the world’s largest timber exporters — are near record highs, thanks largely to [...]

Sharp rise in prices for exported logs from New Zealand

At wharf gate (AWG) prices for logs delivered to ports around New Zealand increased on average 12-13 NZD per [...]

ISO published new standard for chain of custody of wood products

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) has published a new, voluntary standard for chain of custody (CoC) of wood and [...]

Global construction boom is most likely to have reached its peak in 2018

After ten years of growth (2008-2018), the peak has been reached in the global construction growth cycle: 2018 will [...]

Global sawlog prices keep on decreasing during Q3/2018

Softwood sawlog prices declined throughout the world in the 3Q/18. Consequently, the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell 3 [...]