Australia and Pacific Region

New Zealand log export prices dropped as China’s seasonal demand falls

    The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for New Zealand export logs in July decreased an average [...]

Chinese H1 log imports grow sharply, while sawn timber purchases crash

According to data released by the China customs, in the first half of 2021, a total of 31.61 million [...]

China: Log demand slows in July

The past six months have brought record New Zealand export log prices to China This has been because of a [...]

Australian softwood log exports crash due to China ban, prices stable

Australia’s average softwood log export price slumped to a reported AUDFob109/m3 in May 2021, down 16% on the [...]

Japanese timber industry in unprecedented crisis due to supply shortages and record prices

Currently, Japan is suffering from the third timber crisis, with unprecedented supply shortages and extremely high prices of timber. The [...]

Prices for China’s imported lumber fall sharply after record highs

This year's crazy import price rise in China came to an end in late May. Throughout June, the Chinese [...]

China’s high prices leave New Zealand wood industry in danger

Thirty years ago the Government sold off much of its Crown forestry estate. Today it's looking to forestry, now [...]

New Zealand: Log export prices to China at record levels

The At Wharf Gate (AWG) prices for export logs in June increased an average of $5 per JASm3 from May [...]

Strong lumber markets in N. America and Europe push up sawlog prices in Q1/2021

The strong lumber markets in North America and Europe resulted in higher sawlog prices in most parts of the world [...]

Timber import prices started to fall in China

    Timber import prices in China have started to fall in mid-May and continued the downward [...]