Timber framed 91.1% of approved houses in Victoria, year ended April 2024

Convert to PDFGEELONG, AUSTRALIA Timber framing accounted for 91.1% of all framing in houses approved in Victoria over the year-ended April 2024. The latest analysis of the most comprehensive data available in any Australian jurisdiction shows 30.972 house approvals included timber framing, with ‘no information’ coming in second (4.4%) and… Read More

Australian Printing Paper Price Index: Declines continue for majority of grades

Convert to PDFNote: This index displays the average price movements for selected grades of printing papers, imported to Australia   Latest grade-level paper trade price indexes saw many grades deteriorate in February 2024, however Magazine and Uncoated Woodfree Reels three month moving average prices grew strongly in February. On an… Read More

Regional Printing Paper Price Index: Prices down 2.4% in February

Convert to PDFNote: This index shows the weighted average price movements of imported printing papers (Uncoated Mechanical, Coated Mechanical, Uncoated Woodfree and Coated Woodfree) for Australia and New Zealand   The Australian and New Zealand three-month moving average trade price of printing and communication papers* was slightly down in February… Read More

Woodchip Market Briefing: April 2024

Convert to PDFSUMMARY Australian woodchip exports totalled 532 kbdmt in February 2024, jumping 152% on January’s low result Annual exports remained just below 5.0 million bdmt for the second time in recent months Month-on-month, hardwood chip exports were up considerably to 434.7 kbdmt, while softwood exports also increased to 97.8… Read More

Converted Products Briefing: April 2024

Convert to PDFMoulded Fibre Products Imports   Australia’s imports of Moulded Fibre products increased in value across the year-ended February 2024, up 9.0% compared to the prior year. Import values steadily increased to peak around early 2023, then flattening out for the rest of that year. In January & February… Read More

Shipping & Freight Briefing: April 2024

Convert to PDFChina Consolidated Freight Index (CCFI) The China Consolidated Freight Index (CCFI) shows the cost of shipping finished goods from China around the world fell 9.7% for the month-ended 12th April 2024, but was up 26.5% since the start of the year. As the challenges navigating the Red Sea… Read More

RCP Market Briefing: Exports lift to 1.087 million tonnes

Convert to PDFAustralia’s recovered paper exports totalled 1.087 million tonnes year-ended February 2024, up 5.4% on a year earlier, as domestic conditions mean more material is available for export. In February, exports totalled 90.7 kt, down 17.5% on the prior month, at an average export price of AUDFob212/t. Leaving aside… Read More

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