Why Record Log Exports from South Asia are Under Pressure

Combined exports of softwood logs from New Zealand and Australia totalled 26.4 million cubic meters (m3) in the 2018-19 financial year. Total exports from the two countries lifted 9.5% compared to the prior year, in line with the 10.5% per annum increases recorded over the decade since 2009. When diving… Read More

Little logs get big prices

Smaller sized softwood log exports from Australia hit record average prices in March 2019. Averaging AUDFob162.45/m3, prices for softwood logs less than 15 cm diameter hit a new peak, sustaining their recent price advantage over the larger dimension logs. For export, softwood logs are recorded as larger or smaller than 15cm… Read More

Australia’s hardwood log exports rose 35% in 2018

Australia’s log exports lifted 34.6% in 2018, totalling 793,130 m3. After supply-chain challenges, the month of December saw exports lift to almost 86,000 m3, very close to the monthly average of the last year. Exports of hardwood logs are strategically different from softwood logs. They are not about ‘right-sizing’ the… Read More

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