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

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

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

Annual sawn softwood consumption estimate 3.495 million m3

Australia’s estimated apparent Sawn Softwood consumption for the year ended December 2021 totalled 3.495 million m3. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase in annual consumption of 2.5%. Production for the year (where domestic sales are the proxy measure), was down an estimated 6.4% to 2.917 million m3… Read More

Sawn softwood year-ended November 2021

Annual sawn softwood consumption estimate 3.443 million m3 Australia’s estimated apparent Sawn Softwood consumption for the year ended November 2021 totalled 3.443 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… Read More

Australian sawnwood demand to peak in March 2022

Sawn structural softwood demand will peak in March 2022 according to IndustryEdge’s Australian Sawn Softwood Demand Forecast. The forecast is an important tool for understanding demand and supply balances, for organising business-level supplies and scheduling workloads. There is a clear difference between demand on the one hand and consumption on… Read More

Annual sawn softwood consumption estimate 3.417 million m3

Australia’s estimated apparent Sawn Softwood consumption for the year ended October 2021 totalled 3.417 million m3. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase in annual consumption of 1.8% Production for the year (where domestic sales are the proxy measure), was down an estimated 6.1% to 2.904 million m3… Read More

New Business Analysis Tools for Regional Wood Products Industry

The latest upgrades to Wood Market Edge online put even more analytical tools in the hands of Australia and New Zealand’s forestry and wood products industry. Client feedback since Wood Market Edge online was launched in April 2020 focussed on three main areas: Global log trade and the relationship between… Read More

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