Australia and Pacific Region

Congested Chinese ports put pressure on softwood log imports

    Log stocks in China have not increased but there is a lot of volume on boats [...]

Sharp drop in New Zealand log export prices in October

With record high prices in the traditionally slow months of June and July now, New Zealand log export prices have [...]

China timber demand sluggish despite start of construction season

It looked like things were stabilising in September with in-market pricing seemingly finding a floor level and some exporters [...]

Lumber shortages in Australia threaten construction industry

    After timber shortages devastated the North American construction industry, Australia is predicted to soon follow.  [...]

Record high US lumber prices shifted global lumber trade flows in H1/2021

    US lumber prices reached unprecedented highs in the 2Q/21. For example, the costs for 2x4 [...]

Q3/2021 trends in the global forest industry

    Softwood sawlog prices have gone up in worldwide in the past year. By far, the most [...]

Collapse of China’s real estate giant Evergrande could spread to global markets

Global investors have been paying more and more attention to Evergrande, the sprawling Chinese real estate business on the brink [...]

New Zealand log prices in September flat as shipping problems ease

The September AWG prices for New Zealand export logs remained relatively unchanged from August prices.     Pricing [...]

China: Port congestions impact log supply

Log stocks in China have not increased but there is a lot of volume on boats queuing at Chinese ports [...]