19 Jul 17, 2:19pm
Both domestic and export markets remain strong. NZ exports to China grow +12% but prices seem toppy. India market has low stocks. Domestic market shows no slowdown
19 Jun 17, 5:06pm
Both domestic and export markets report steady to strong demand. Prices just shy of all-time record. China shows stability and balance, and India recovering as predicted
25 May 17, 12:03pm
China log market balanced. Indian market recovering. Local market demand remains strong. Log price index rises to a new record
18 Apr 17, 8:59am
Strong domestic demand continues as China stocks stabilise and India trade picks up again. As supply tightens, prices expected to rise
23 Mar 17, 11:46am
Although demand remains strong for NZ logs and prices are getting a boost from a lower currency, rising freight rates may have an outsized impact in coming months
16 Feb 17, 8:32am
2017 has brought sharply higher export prices for logs, and strong demand continues from the local market as Auckland replaces Christchurch. Regional shortages reported
17 Dec 16, 10:56am
Both domestic and export log markets feature positive sentiment, although prices drifted in December. Fundamentals appear to be moving to favour suppliers again
17 Nov 16, 10:16am
China uses up its log stocks at a very fast rate, setting the stage for rising demand and prices for New Zealand logs and lumber
15 Oct 16, 11:15am
Log prices firming in China and India. Domestic pruned log prices slip but demand remains strong for good quality
17 Sep 16, 9:10am
Russia emerging as a competitor to NZ logs in China. India emerges as an alternative market. Auckland demand another bright spot - until the bubble bursts
23 Aug 16, 9:29am
Lower demand from China of pruned logs sees export prices fall. Unpruned log prices stabilise. Strong domestic demand gets more pruned logs at stable prices
26 Jul 16, 10:09am
Domestic log prices suffer as export prices under pressure especially from China. Quality supplied into export markets may bite back and limit pricing offers
16 Jun 16, 2:06pm
Sentiment in the export market is turning negative, while domestically log suppliers are facing growing import challengers
24 May 16, 8:35am
Export supply tight into China and India holding up prices. Domestic demand remains strong. Returns to forest owner rising
23 Apr 16, 9:17am
The new trend to construct taller wooden commercial, high-density residential buildings of wood will grow markets for NZ Radiata pine
29 Mar 16, 11:00am
Log market continues to firm even if slowly, driven by rising China demand and strong domestic processing. Forest industry wary of export restrictions
19 Feb 16, 1:00pm
China's log inventories fall, prices rise, but only to November levels. India a new bright spot. Japan and Korea stable. Domestic demand strong
18 Dec 15, 4:31pm
Good rises in log prices expected in the first quarter of 2016, says Peter Weblin
18 Nov 15, 9:09am
The export log market has rebounded more strongly than expected, says Peter Weblin. Demand from multiple markets. China using Radiata in innovative new ways
19 Oct 15, 11:47am
October shows rising prices for export logs, says Peter Weblin, as China stocks fall quickly


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