Big jump in MDF imports raises strategic questions

Imports of MDF leaped 41% over the year-ended February, totalling more than 131,000m3. The rise in imports of MDF, along with higher imports of all other panel products raises important strategic questions for the domestic industry, according to trade and market consultants IndustryEdge. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Analysis of the… Read More

NEW & FREE – Paper Industry Overview & Outlook

Which sectors are growing? What is the outlook for pulp, recovered paper, newsprint, printing papers, tissue and packaging in the Australasian market? Australian and New Zealand pulp and paper industry overview for 2017 and outlook for 2022 – including consumption projections – available now for FREE download from IndustryEdge. Thanks… Read More

OSB imports continue to rise

Australia’s consumption of sheathing material, especially Oriented Strandboard has grown strongly in recent years, faster in fact than the rate of housing growth would suggest. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Over the last year, imports of OSB rose almost 50% and for the year-ended February, topped 50,000 m3 for the first… Read More

Log exports above 5 million m3 per year

Australia’s log exports remained above 5 million m3 per annum for the second successive month in February, with exports totalling a new record 5.067 million m3. Source: IndustryEdge and Timberbiz Softwood log exports continued to dominate, totalling 4.914 million m3 for the year and accounting for close to 97% of… Read More

Softwood chip prices up 21% in February

Australia’s woodchip exports totalled 580,785 bone dry metric tonnes (bdmt) in February 2018, with hardwood chips at 494,345 (bdmt). Softwood chips continued their recent strength, totalling 86,440 bdmt. Source: IndustryEdge, Timberbiz Latest data analysed for the Australian industry by market and trade consulting experts IndustryEdge shows average hardwood export prices… Read More

Recycling 2.0 – Opportunities from recovered paper crisis

Australia’s world’s best practice paper and paperboard recovery and recycling performance and program is at a crossroads. To see more of our detailed analysis, download the complete feature in this month’s edition of the subscription only Pulp & Paper Edge. For Australia, paper and paperboard, much of it collected from… Read More

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