Russian wood product imports collapse

Australian wood products imports from Russia collapsed in September 2022, continuing a long run of declines linked to Russia’s war on Ukraine. Australia’s imports of wood products from Russia fell to its lowest monthly level in at least seven years, valued at just AUDFob157,517. All imports were of “Builders’ Joinery”… Read More

EWP supply relies on imports, and that is risky business

Australia’s imports of engineered wood products were valued at AUD170.9 million for the first half of 2022. Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) accounted for 38% of the total and for most of the additional 32% described as ‘Other’ engineered wood products. Almost all the value was in softwood LVL, originating in… Read More

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

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

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

Latest wood market data now available: Wood Market Edge online

As global fibre shortages and supply disruptions continue throughout the wood products supply chain, timely and accurate data has never been more important. No matter where you sit along the supply chain, regardless of your business’ role in providing, processing or acquiring and using timber and wood products, the most… Read More

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

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

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