Access the Latest Wood Fibre Data for Australia and New Zealand

Get access to all of the latest log, woodchip and sawnwood data via Wood Market Edge online, IndustryEdge’s ground-breaking data and information service. In recent months, our innovative approach to tracking the global woodchip trade has been enhanced by online delivery. Subscribers to Wood Market Edge online can login and… Read More

Economics: Manufacturing picked up in June, but it’s all about food right now

At a headline level, news of the expansion of the Australian manufacturing sector will always be well received. It is good news, but it is also patchy news, because as we well know, not all sectors are faring as well as others. The Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australia PMI®)… 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

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

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

Annual sawn softwood consumption down 15.0% to 3.368 million m3 [ Subscribers Only]

Australia’s estimated apparent Sawn Softwood consumption for the year ended February 2020 totalled 3.368 million m3. Compared to the previous year ending February 2019, this represents a 15.0% decrease in annual consumption. Production (where domestic sales are the proxy measure) for the year was down a calculated 4.6% to 2.895… Read More

IndustryEdge Moving to SilvaStat360, Forest2Market’s Online Delivery Platform

VICTORIA, Australia & CHARLOTTE, N.C., March __ 2020 – Today, Forest2Market and IndustryEdge announce a partnership formed to bring IndustryEdge’s Australian wood market commentary, analysis and data to SilvaStat360, Forest2Market‘s online business intelligence platform. The partnership will combine IndustryEdge’s Wood Market Edge publication and underlying data with Forest2Market’s SilvaStat360 cloud-based… Read More

Australia’s growing CLT market

The February 2020 announcement from Timberlink Australia that it would invest in a state-of-the-art Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (Glulam) facility in the Green Triangle (South Australia and Victoria) indicates the growing market for engineered wood products. An increasingly important element of mid-rise residential buildings in Australia,… Read More

Australian woodchip export deliveries: 372,506 bdmt (e) in November 2019

November saw total deliveries of Australian woodchips fall to an estimated 372,506 bdmt, with all deliveries headed into China and Japan. Deliveries to China accounted for 71.7% of the total in November, with Japan receiving the remaining 28.3%. Our provisional view is that deliveries in December will return to trend,… Read More

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