logs

15 Aug 15, 10:27am
Peter Weblin says China weakness is casting a pall over the log market even though domestic demand remains strong
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23 Jul 15, 8:33am
Peter Weblin assesses the consequences of harvesting the large forest plantings of 20+ years ago and the implications facing forest owners
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22 Jul 15, 5:01pm
Peter Weblin says improved July prices are mostly because the exchange rate moved favourably. High Chinese stocks are lingering, but demand in India is improving
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18 Jun 15, 5:01pm
Peter Weblin says China's market recovery is taking longer to appear, but strong local and Australian new home building is underpinning demand for both pruned and unpruned logs
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20 May 15, 5:03pm
Peter Weblin says China is where the demand is and who is prepared to pay the best prices. They take 80% of our export logs
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16 Apr 15, 3:00pm
Peter Weblin says the log market faces significantly different conditions where the export sector is facing weak demand and the domestic sector facing strong demand
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18 Mar 15, 5:00pm
The later Chinese Spring Holiday period has seen a dramatic rise in Chinese log stocks. But availability of pruned logs locally has been tight
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11 Feb 15, 5:00pm
2015 brings steady demand and price for domestic logs and increased demand and price for export logs; but still below March 2014 levels
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10 Dec 14, 5:00pm
Export log prices rise modestly as Chinese investment in processing rises and excess stocks continue to fall; urbanisation pace not slacking. Local NZ markets in 'good health'
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13 Nov 14, 3:00pm
Export log prices uncertain as Chinese housing market deteriorates, but lower stocks and more govt support suggest a steadying; domestic demand also steady
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16 Oct 14, 10:38am
Export log price rebound gathers steam with China use up strongly and New Zealand's share dominating in that market; big new commitment to domestic market announced
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17 Sep 14, 3:00pm
Export log prices in strong rebound in September on good China demand and cut-back shipments; NZ in good position for growing demand from India
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21 Aug 14, 8:04pm
Chinese/Australian venture launches United Forestry to become 'Fonterra of Forestry' so 14,000 smaller foresters can market NZ$30 bln 'wall of wood'
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14 Aug 14, 5:00pm
Although log prices have stopped falling, the market will be uncertain until log inventory in China falls by a quarter
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10 Jul 14, 5:00pm
High China stocks and high NZD compounding NZ log export doldrums, says Peter Weblin. Surging domestic demand a bright spot
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18 Jun 14, 5:00pm
Until log inventory levels get down to around 3 million cubic metres the market isn’t expected to show any pricing strength, says Peter Weblin
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15 May 14, 3:30pm
Dramatic fall in export log prices in May - Radiata pine falls by 13.6% - caused by herd buying patterns in China, recovery expected
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13 May 14, 2:21pm
Having an ETS with an absurdly low carbon price adds overhead without changing behavior says Peter Weblin. He calls for and end to dubious "hot air" carbon credits
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14 Apr 14, 11:35am
Angus Malcolm shows how the value of a forest changes dynamically in relation to the current price of logs
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20 Mar 13, 11:19am
Calf sellers nervous as feed supply will weaken demand. Prices rocket to record levels as milk flows dry up. Mood for change builds in at risk meat industry
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