Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

The Global Timber and Forest Industry This Quarter

The Global Forest Industry This Quarter
Excerpts from the 4Q 2012 issue of the Wood Resource Quarterly (www.woodprices.com)

The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased by 1.5 percent in the 4Q/12 after having declined for five consecutive quarters.

The Softwood Fiber Price Index (SFPI) was up slightly in the 4Q/12 to $100.13/odmt, while the Hardwood Fiber Price Index (HFPI) declined to $104.80/odmt.

Market pulp prices moved up in the 4Q/12 after having declined during the 3Q, and this upward trend continued into early 2013.

Global trade of softwood lumber fell in 2012.

From late 2011 to February 2013, the Southern Yellow Pine lumber price in the US increased by 80 percent.

Demand for lumber in China picked up in the 4Q/12 and lumber imports were up seven percent from the 3Q/12.

Wood pellet exports from North America to Europe in the 3Q/12 were over 70 percent higher than the same quarter in 2011

Click here for extracts: The_Global_Forest_Industry_in_the_4Q12.pdf

The full news update can be found here...

www.woodprices.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Unchanged At 1 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment remains around its maximum sustainable level while inflation remains below the 2 percent target mid-point but within our target range... More>>

ALSO:

Food Prices: Avocados At Lowest Price In Almost Three Years

Avocados are at their cheapest average price since February 2017, with tomato, lettuce, and cucumber prices also falling, Stats NZ said today. More>>

Auckland Port Move: Cabinet Ministers Deliberate On Report

Cabinet ministers now have a copy of a report urging the government to move the Auckland port up north, but say no final decisions have been made. More>>

ALSO:

Toxicology Tests Planned: Dead Rats Washed Up On Beaches

As many as 600 rats washed up on Westport's North Beach over the weekend to the horror of locals. DOC said they may have been killed by a recent 1080 poison drop 140km away and washed down the Buller River after heavy rain battered the coast. More>>

ALSO: