Update: Wood Products Imports from Russian Federation

March 2022 saw imports to Australia of wood products from the Russian Federation valued at AUD10.4 million on a free-on-board basis.  The majority of the value – AUD6.883 million – was for ‘Builders Joinery’. IndustryEdge’s detailed analysis shows almost all of those imports were Engineered Wood Products, including some Laminated… Read More

BREAKING: Monthly softwood imports second highest ever: annualised consumption hits all-time high

BREAKING: Australia’s consumption of sawn timber for housing and other uses lifted to an all time high year-ended March 2022. Data released just hours ago and loaded to IndustryEdge’s Wood Market Edge online platform shows supply of timber continues to work to meet Australia’s huge demand for new houses. Consumption of… Read More

End of the ‘magic pudding’ era of timber supply: what peak capacity means for you!

The last two years have startled the housing market and timber supply chain into understanding there is no magic pudding of endless global timber supply, just waiting for demand to gobble it up. In fact, the recent experience is that like waiting politely for the pudding to come around at… Read More

Annual sawn softwood consumption estimate 3.805 million m3

Australia’s estimated apparent Sawn Softwood consumption for the year ended February 2022 totalled 3.805 million m3. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase in annual consumption of 9.7% Production for the year (where domestic sales are the proxy measure), was up an estimated 0.2% to 3.150 million m3… Read More

Panel and EWP imports YE February 2022

Imports of Australia’s main panel and EWP products were all higher across the year-ended February 2022. The details are provided for each of the main grades and can be analysed specifically on the Wood Market Edge dashboard on SilvaStat360.     Particleboard imports up 12.2% across YE February 2022 Australia’s… Read More

Spotlight on Europe: Latest pulp, paper and wood trade information and analysis

  As Russia’s atrocious war on Ukraine grinds on, it is all too clear the aggression and its implications will continue for some time. Not least of the implications is the sanctions and embargos on Russian trade. The likelihood is that many of these actions will continue well beyond the… Read More

Panel and EWP imports YE January 2022

Imports of Australia’s main panel and EWP products all grew across the year-ended January 2022. Because the revised codes are just one month old, we cannot develop a standard reporting format for the LVL, CLT and GLT trade just yet. However, those interested in the topic are invited to review… Read More

Annual sawn softwood consumption estimate 3.496 million m3

Australia’s estimated apparent Sawn Softwood consumption for the year ended January 2022 totalled 3.496 million m3. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase in annual consumption of 2.1% Production for the year (where domestic sales are the proxy measure), was down an estimated 7.6% to 2.883 million m3… Read More

How much LVL, Glulam and CLT is used in Australia? Closing in on answers

Australia is close to understanding the quantity of engineered wood products it uses each year. New trade data shows – for the first time – the volume as well as the value of LVL, Glulam, CLT and I-Beams imported to and exported from Australia and New Zealand and in fact,… Read More

What’s the shape of the wood products trade with Russia and the Ukraine?

There is no moral equivalence between trade and the rights of sovereign nations, or of human rights for that matter. Trade is a tool for meeting human needs and advancing the interests of countries. Inevitably, trade with Russia and the Ukraine is a relevant topic right now. It could be… Read More

Free Stuff

Sign up right now for instant access to market information, samples of our publications, various market and product guides and analysis and view some of our forum presentations. You will also be regularly updated via our blog.

> sign up now

Subscribe

Receive special offers and news.

Contact Us

IndustryEdge Pty Ltd
PO Box 7596
Geelong West, Victoria 3218

Ph +61 (0) 3 5229 2470
Fx +61 (0) 3 5229 0034
Em info@industryedge.com.au