NZ log exports leap as prices fly

New Zealand’s log exports almost tripled in May 2020, with softwood log exports lifting 185% compared to April, reaching 1.604 million m3. Exports were at their highest monthly level in five months. In a development that underscores the importance of New Zealand’s log supply to China, the average export price… Read More

Australian sawn softwood consumption down 13% year-ended April

Australia’s estimated apparent Sawn Softwood consumption for the year ended April 2020 totalled 3.208 million m3. Compared to the previous year, ending April 2019, this represents a 12.8% decrease in annual consumption. Production (where domestic sales are the proxy measure) for the year was down a calculated 2.0% to 2.939… Read More

Annual Woodchip exports down 21.3% year-ended April [Subscribers Only]

Australia’s combined annual exports of hardwood and softwood woodchips for the twelve-months-ended April 2020 were recorded at 5.728 million bone dried metric tonnes (bdmt). Monthly export volumes began dropping around the middle of 2019, and have not being above the 500,000 bdmt mark since October 2019. Hardwood chips make up… Read More

Log Exports – Softwood up 4.0%, Hardwood down 21.3% [Subscribers Only]

Softwood Exports up 4.0% Australia’s exports of softwood logs grew across the 12-months-ended April 2020. Exports for the year totalled 3.691 million m3, up 4.0% compared to the prior year. Examined on a monthly basis, Softwood log exports for April 2020 jumped to 361,983 m3. For export, softwood logs are… Read More

BREAKING: Sawn softwood import prices crash!

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Imports of sawn softwood continued within the expected range in April 2020, with shipments totalling 37,203 m3 for the month. That was 16% higher than the prior month, but 500 m3 below the average of the last year. However, the average import price plunged 15.2% compared with the… Read More

Annual Woodchip exports down 19.7% year-ended March [Subscribers Only]

Australia’s combined annual exports of hardwood and softwood woodchips for the twelve-months-ended March 2020 were recorded at 5.879 million bone dried metric tonnes (bdmt). Monthly export volumes began dropping around the middle of 2019, and have not beien above the 500,000 bdmt mark since October 2019. Hardwood chips make up… Read More

Log Exports – Softwood up 6.3%, Hardwood down 29.0% [Subscribers Only]

Australia’s exports of softwood logs grew across the 12-months-ended March 2020. Exports for the year totalled 3.708 million m3, up 6.3% compared to the prior year. Examined on a monthly basis, Softwood log exports for March 2020 jumped to 330,170 m3. For export, softwood logs are recorded as larger or… Read More

Housing & Sawnwood Consumption Crunch Still to Come

In March 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the global economy, there were 15,386 new dwellings approved in Australia, a reduction of just 0.8 percent on February and 2.0 percent higher than in March 2019. It now seems certain that had the pandemic not impacted confidence in the latter part… Read More

Panel and EWP Imports fall again [Subscribers Only]

Led by a 41.7% decline in Particleboard imports, all of Australia’s main panel and EWP imports declined over the year-ended February. The details are discussed below, and can be analysed specifically on the Wood Market Edge dashboard on SilvaStat360.   Annual particleboard imports fall 41.7% Australia’s annual particleboard imports continued… Read More

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